Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 30-year-old Mohamed from Waterloo in the eastern area of Freetown. He is married with two children who are two and six years old. One of his children currently attends school. Mohamed was a student but he lost his parent and there was no one to take care of his education, so he decided to start a business at an early age.
Mohamed runs a general stock business at his store in a business market area. He sells rice and flour. He has been running his business since an early age. He works at the business 10 hours per day, 7 days per week. He does not have any other source of income.
Mohamed has requested a loan in order to purchase more rice for resale. The extra income from this loan will allow him to take care of his children's welfare and increase his capital. The woman featured in the video is the SEP officer from the Waterloo branch. In the future, he plans to open another big store in a different location. 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.