Meet 35-year-old Mohamed from the Waterloo eastern area in Freetown. He is married with two children, ages 3 and 5. His children are currently attending school. In 2008, Mohamed established his general store business. When he lost his father, there was no one to take care of the family so he decided to start a business. He works at the business every day from morning to night. He has 10 dependents at home because they are relatives. He says that the main challenges to his business are price inflation and insufficient capital to run his business.
Mohamed requires a loan in order to buy more cigarettes, mosquito spray, butter and biscuits. He hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow him to pay his young sister's school fees and take care of his family. In the future, Mohamed plans to operate an international business. 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.