This is 45-year-old Idrissa from the Tombo Western rural area. He is married and has three children between the ages of 3 and 24. Two of his children are attending school.
Idrissa runs a pharmacy where he sells antibiotics, malaria drugs and blood syrup (an herbal medicine). He has been running this business for the past 10 years. He works at the business 12 hours each day from Monday to Sunday. He says his business is doing well because it is located in the wharf area, and more customers come during the rainy season.
Idrissa has requested a loan in order to buy more medicinal drugs to sell in his community. The extra income from this loan will allow him to expand his pharmacy business so he can save his community from sickness and disease. In the future, he plans to open a big clinic in the Tombo community. 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.