David is 47 years old and married with two children ages 6 and 15. He runs a bar and restaurant in Georgebrook, a neighborhood in Freetown. His children are currently attending school.
David has owned this business for 20 years and sells drinks and food at the bar and restaurant. He also earns income from another business (a cinema hall). He says that the main challenge to his business is a lack of sufficient funds.
He requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more soft drinks, star beer, stout and food. David says that the extra income from this loan will help him to educate his children. In the future, he would like to expand to another outlet.
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.