Yusifu is 45 years old and married with 4 children between, ages of 3 years and 28 years. He runs a general merchandise store in Goderich western area in Freetown Sierra Leone. He has 3 children that are currently attending school.
He's been in this business for 6 years and sells rice, oil, sardine, cigarettes, bundle water, paste and cement at his store. He also earns income from small-scale farming at oogo farm. He says that the main challenge to his business is insufficient capital to invest in the business.
He requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to buy more rice, oil, sardine, cigarette, bundle water, paste and cement. He says that the extra income from this loan will help him support his children's education. In the future, he would like to open more outlets in another area in Freetown. He is grateful 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.