Samuel is 35 years old and married with 4 children, ages 6 to 18. He runs a General Merchandise store in Waterloo near Freetown.
Samuel has been in this business for 10 years and sells drinks, milk and toothpaste at his shop. His business is the main source of income he has. He says that the main challenge to his business is price fluctuations.
He requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more drinks, milk and provision items. Samuel says that the extra income from this loan will help him improve his standard of living. In the future, he would like to be a supplier to 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.