Samuel is 28 years old and single with no child with him. He runs a general merchandise store in Lumley near a neighborhood in Freetown.
Samuel has owned this business for three years and sells soft drinks, bottle wined, Heineken and Cody’s in his store. His business is the only source of income he has. He says that the main challenge to his business is the lack of electricity/power supply.
He requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more items like soft drinks, Heineken and bags of rice. Samuel says that the extra income from this loan will help him increase his savings and maximize profit. In the future, he would like to open a supermarket. .
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.