Issa is 40 years old and married with one child, age 2. He runs a pharmacy in the town of Moriba. After Issa went to a university to study pharmacy, there were no jobs. So he decided to start a business with the money his uncle gave him.
Issa has been in this business for 10 years and sells medicines such as malaria treatment drugs, pain-reliever tabs and oral hydration salts at his house. His business is the only source of income he has. He says that the main challenges to his business are a lack of capital to expand his business and juggling demand with expiration dates.
Issa has requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to buy more medicine for his store. He says that the extra income from this loan will help him improve his standard of living. In the future, he would like to open a hospital. 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.