Abass is 30 years old and married with two children, ages two and seven. He runs a general merchandise store in Waterloo near Freetown.
Abass has owned this business for four years and sells onions, rice and bags of pepper 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 more food items. Abass says that the extra income from this loan will help him increase his savings. In the future, he would like to be a supplier to other partners.
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.