This is 38-year-old Aaron from Aberdeen, the western area in Freetown. He is married with two children, ages 1 year 4 months and 4 years. He has two additional dependents at home.
Aaron runs a general merchandise store in Aberdeen he sells toothpaste, assorted drinks, and sardines. He has been running this business for 14 years. He also receives income from his wife, who works as a nurse in a military hospital. Her salary contributes to pay for household expenses. He says that the main challenge to his business is not having sufficient capital to run his store.
Aaron has requested a loan in order to buy more assorted drinks and provisions. The extra income from this loan will allow him to develop his business and have quick turnover. In the future, he plans to expand his business more. He appreciates your support.
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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.