This is 28-year-old Mohamed from Waterloo in the eastern area of Freetown, Sierra Leone. He is married with two children between the ages of 6 and 12 years old. His children are currently attending school. He also has two relative at home.
Mohamed runs a general merchandise business within a busy market area. He sells rice, zinc and cement. He has been running this business for 18 years. He works at the business from 7:30 am until 6:00 pm, seven days per week. He says his business is the only source of income he has. He described his major problem as transportation.
Mohamed has requested a loan in order to buy more variety of stock such as rice, zinc, and cement. The extra income from this loan will allow him to expand his business and educate his children. In the future, he plans to be a distributor to another partner. He appreciates 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.