Mamoud is 39 years old and single with one child who is 18 years old. He runs a stationery and office supply store in Tengbeh, which is near Freetown.
Mamoud has owned this business for five years and sells books, pens, rulers and pencils at his store. His business is the only source of income he has. He says that the main challenge to his business is inflation.
He requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more office supply items. Mamoud says that the extra income from this loan will help him change the standard of living of his family. In the future, he would like to export and import goods from a neighboring country.
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.