This is Alhaji Yusufu from Waterloo, eastern area in Freetown. He is in his late fifties. He is married and has seven children between the ages of 14 and 37 years. He began this business because he wants to create a permanent source of income to support himself and his wife, instead of waiting for his children to support him.
Alhaji Yusufu runs a general store. He sells drinks, cigarettes, ketchup and tooth paste. He has been running this business 20 years. He works at the business every day, 12 hours per day. He says that the main challenge to his business is price inflation.
Alhaji Yusufu has requested a loan in order to purchase items such as drinks, cigarettes, and ketchup and tooth paste. The extra income from this loan will allow him to pay his installment and have his daily meal. In the future, he plans to open another shop. 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.