This is 34-year-old Hassan from Aberdeen, in the western area of Freetown, Sierra Leone. He is married with an 11-year-old son. His child is currently attending school.
Hassan runs a general merchandise store in Aberdeen. He sells drinks, iron rods, toiletries, paint, biscuits, and provisions. He has been running this business for four years. He also earns income from his taxi business. He says that the main challenge to his business is that he needs electricity to cool his water and drinks.
Hassan has requested a loan in order to buy more drinks, cement, and iron rods. The extra income from this loan will allow him to improve his standard of living. In the future, he plans to open branches of the same business. He appreciates your support.
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.