Brima is 47 years old and married with five children, ages between 1 and 18. He runs a liquor retail store in Lumley, a neighborhood in Freetown.
Brima has been in this business for seven years and sells Pegapaks, Royal Stouts, Black Label and other types of alcohol at his store. He also earns income from transportation (truck). He says that the main challenge to his business is, it takes time for the stock to reach him (delay of stock).
He requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase a variety of liquor to stock. Brima says that the extra income from this loan will help him educate his children. In the future, he would like to import liquor from overseas.
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.