Meet 42-year-old Ali from Kandeh town in the southern district of Bo, Sierra Leone. He is married with 3 children between the ages of 14 and 22. His children are currently attending school. In 1998, Ali established his used clothing business. He began his business so that he could develop himself and his family. He works 11 hours a day, 7 days per week. He says that his main challenge is insufficient capital to invest in his business.
Ali requires a loan in order to buy more used clothing. He hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow him to improve his standard of living. In the future, Ali plans to import used clothes from overseas. 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.