Meet 43-year-old Abibatu from Waterloo2, an eastern area in Freetown. She is married to a carpenter with seven children, but her husband's income is not enough to take care of the home.
Abibatu began her business because she wants to be independent. In 1998, she established her general stock business. She works at the business for nine hours per day, Monday to Friday. She says that the main challenges to her business are price inflation and transportation difficulties.
Abibatu requires a loan in order to purchase more items, like cigarettes, biscuits, soap, and pure water. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to increase her business and to have a permanent business location.
In the future, Abibatu 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.