Mustapha is a 45-year-old married man living in Western Sierra Leone, near the town of Waterloo. He has four children, ranging in age from 3 to 13 years old, all of them currently attending school.
Mustapha has been running his general merchandise business for over 15 years now, and sells a wide range of rice, pepper, dried cassava, palm oil, and more food items. His main income comes from this business. He says his business is doing well right now.
He has requested this loan to purchase more food items. He hopes to become a supplier to other shops in the future. He said that this loan will allow him to provide a good standard of living for his family.
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.