This is 48-year-old Mohamed from eastern area in Freetown, Sierra Leone. He is married and has three children between the ages of 6 years and 23 years. His children are currently attending school and one is in university.
Mohamed runs a clothing business within a busy market area. He sells jeans, ladies' bags, men's shirts and shoes. He has been running this business for 10 years. He works at the business seven days per week and 12 hours per day. His business is the only income he has. He says that the main challenge to his business is transportation.
Mohamed has requested a loan in order buy more jeans, ladies' bags, men's shirts and shoes. The extra income from this loan will allow him to improve his standard of living and educate his children. In the future, he plans to open another outlet and build a house. 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.