This is 50-year-old Salamatu from Waterloo eastern area in Freetown. She is married with 3 children between the ages of 14 years and 17 years. She began this business because she wants to stop sitting at home as a housewife and create a source of income to support the home.
Salamatu runs a general store; she sells drinks, cigarettes, biscuits, and soap. She has been running this business since 1999. She works at the business every day moving around the community to introduce her goods. She says that the main challenge to her business is price inflation.
Salamatu has requested a loan in order to purchase items such as drinks, cigarettes, biscuits, and soap. The extra income from this loan will allow her to pay her children's school fees and improve her standard of living. In the future, she plans to open a shop. She appreciates your support.
About BRAC Sierra Leone
This loan is administered by BRAC Sierra Leone. BRAC, the world’s largest NGO, takes a multi-dimensional approach to attacking poverty through offering a comprehensive range of programs in the realms of microfinance, capacity building, livelihood development, health, education, and social justice.
BRAC Sierra Leone plays a large role in providing economic empowerment to communities that lack access to the financial mainstream. BRAC Sierra Leone offers small enterprise loans to men and women who desire to expand their small businesses, generate employment opportunities, and provide new services. More information can be found on BRAC Sierra Leone’s Kiva Field Partner Page.