Meet 35-year-old Fatmata from the Waterloo Eastern area in Freetown. She is married with four children between the ages of one year and four years.
She began her business because she wants to create her own source of income, instead of depending on her husband. In 2008, Fatmata established her general store business. She works at the business from 8 am to 12 pm, Monday to Friday. She says that the main challenges to her business are price inflation and transportation difficulties.
Fatmata requires a loan in order to purchase more items like cigarettes, biscuits, juice, and pure water. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to increase her business and have a permanent business location. In the future, Fatmata plans to own the biggest shop in the community. She thanks you for 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.