This is 44-year-old Samuel from the Waterloo eastern area in Freetown. He is married with four children between the ages of 3 and 16. His children are currently going to school.
Samuel runs a tailoring and clothing business selling different types of prepared clothes. He has been running this business for the past 20 years. He works at the business from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. based on the customers' demands. His business is the only source of income he has to support his family. He says the major problems to his business are poor electricity to do his stitching work and insufficient capital to expand his business.
Samuel has requested a loan in order to buy different kinds of clothes, an advanced sewing machine and generator. The extra income from this loan will allow him to pay his children's school fees and take good care of his family. In the future, he plans to open a tailoring school. 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.