Meet 42-year-old Abdulia from Waterloo, eastern area in Freetown, Sierra Leone. He is married with 3 children between the ages of 1 year and 20 years. Two of his children are currently attending school. In 1991 Abdulia established his general store business in Waterloo. He began his business because he needed to have a permanent source of income to educate his children and support the home. He works at the business every day, 12 hours a day. He has more sales on occasion, 7 days per week. He says that the main challenges to his business are price inflation and transportation from the place of purchase to his store .
Abdulia requires a loan in order to buy more bags of rice, flour and create soft drinks. He hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow him to improve their standard of living and educate his children. In the future, Abdulia plans to become a distributor. He thanks you for your support.
Update from Abdulia, The woman featured in the video is the credit officer for Abdulia loan.
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.