Mohamed is 47 years old and married with 1 child, aged 18 years. He runs a local food store in Goderich, a western area in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Mohamed has been in this business for 15 years and sells palm oil, Gari, beans, pepper and coconut at his store. He also earns income from his wife, who also has a small trading business. He says that the main challenge to his business is inadequate capital to invest into his business.
Mohamed requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more palm oil, Gari, beans, pepper and coconut. He says that the extra income from this loan will help him expand his business and increase his standard of living. In the future, he would like to open more stores at different locations. 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.