Idrissa is 52 years old and married with 8 children, aged 11 to 25. Six children are currently attending school.
Idrissa runs a provision-and-assorted-foodstuffs store in Goderich, a neighborhood in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. He has owned this business for 4 years and sells batteries, sugar, mayonnaise, soft drinks, rubber drinks, and tea leaves. He also earns income from a small-scale fishing boat at sea. He says that the main challenge to his business is transportation.
Idrissa requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more provisions and assorted foodstuffs. He says that the extra income from this loan will help him educate his children. In the future, he plans to build a house and open another branch of his store.
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.