Hassan is 50 years old and married with two children, ages 18 and 30. He runs a used clothing store in Kissy which is a neighborhood in Freetown. He also takes care of two relatives.
Hassan has owned this business for 30 years. He also earns income from renting out a house. He says that the main challenge to his business is that during heavy rain, sales are slow.
He requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase used clothes for sale. Hassan says that the extra income from this loan will help him improve immensely. In the future, he would like to begin importing goods oversea.
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.