Ibrahim is 29 years old and married with three children, aged between 9 months and 6 years. He runs a general merchandise store in Waterloo near Freetown.
Ibrahim has owned this business for eight years and sells cigarettes and milk at his store. His business is the only source of income he has. He says that the main challenge to his business is price inflation.
He requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase milk and general merchandise goods. Ibrahim says that the extra income from this loan will help him take care of his family. In the future, he would like to be a supplier to other store owners.
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.