Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 35-year-old Mohamed from Kulanda town in the southern district of Bo. He is divorced with a two-year-old child. He has four relatives who are living with him. He began his electronics business to generate income to support his young child and his relative.
At his shop, Mohamed sells generators, musical sets, DVDs, radios, and televisions. He has been running this business for 10 years. He works at the business every day, 7 days per week. The business is his only source of income. He says that the main challenge to his business is low purchasing power during the rainy season.
Mohamed has requested a loan in order to buy more generators, musical sets, DVDs, radios, and televisions. The extra income from this loan will allow him to improve his standard of living. In the future, he plans to open a supermarket. 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.