Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 34-year-old Mohamed from Goderich, western area in Freetown. He is divorced with 1 child, age 5 years. Mohamed's child attends school.
Mohamed runs a tailoring shop at Ogoo farm. He sells male dress, female dress, stickers and traditional design cotton. He has been running this business for 15 years. He began his business in order to improve his standard of living. Before, he was doing petty trading. He works at the business, 6 days per week, 8 hours a day and has 6 employees working for him. His other source of income comes from the service of sewing. Mohamed says that the main challenges to his business are low capital and lack of collateral to access funding from financial institutions.
Mohamed has requested a loan in order to buy more sewing machines, threads, stickers, brillion and machine oil. The extra income from this loan will allow him to develop his standard of living and increase his level of income. In the future, he plans to open another tailoring shop in a different location and employ more youth. 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.