This is 31-year-old Mohamed from the Waterloo eastern area in Freetown. He is married and has 3 children between the ages of 1 and 12 years. Mohamed decided to start a business because he lost his father at an early age.
Mohamed runs a bar and restaurant, where he sells assorted drinks, pure water and snacks. He has been running this business for 10 years, working 11 hours per day and 7 days per week. Mohamed's business is his only source of income. He says that his main business challenges are insufficient capital and transportation.
Mohamed has requested a loan in order to buy more cartons of beer and stout, bags of rice and cooking oil. The extra income from this loan will allow him to improve his capital and to increase his status. In the future, Mohamed plans to open another outlet. 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.