Meet 29-year-old Solomon from Goderich, from the western area of Freetown, Sierra Leone. He has two employees working for him. He is married with on child, age 5.
In 2003, Solomon established his pharmacy business. He began his business because he needed a permanent source of income to support his family. He works at the business from 7am until 10pm, seven days per week. He is also qualified in information technology hardware, computer mechanics and phone repairs. This is another source of income for him. He says that the main challenge to his business is competition.
Solomon requires a loan in order to buy more malaria drugs, cold syrup, gripe water, paracetamol syrup and blood tonic. He hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow him to improve his standard of living. In the future, Solomon plans to build a big house. He thanks you for 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.