This is 25-year-old Abdulia from Waterloo eastern area in Freetown, Sierra Leone. He is a father of one child, aged 3 years. He also has two additional dependents at home. He began this business because there is no medical center within the community.
Abdulia runs a pharmacy store at Waterloo. He sells "blood syrup", malaria drugs, injections and tablets. He has been running this business for 7 years. He works at the business 12 hours per day, and 6 days per week. His business is the only income he has. He says that the main challenges to his business are the drugs sometimes expiring and transportation problem.
Abdulia has requested a loan in order to buy more drugs like "blood syrup", malaria drugs, injections and tablets. The extra income from this loan will allow him to send his child to private school and to improve his business. In the future, he plans to employ staff and open another branch. He appreciates your support.
Update on Abdulia, The woman featured in the video is the credit officer for Abdulia's 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.