Meet Abdul. He is in his late 40s and is from Waterloo, eastern area in Freetown. Abdul is married with two children ages eight and 13. For the past ten years, he has run a local food business. Abdul began his business because his parents did not send him to school and so he learned business. He works seven days a week from eight in the morning through seven at night. Abdul's main business challenges are storage facilities and the high cost of transportation.
Abdul is requesting a loan to purchase more beans, gari (cassava flour) and bags of ground nuts to sell. He hopes that the extra income from his loan will allow him to empower himself and increase his business. In the future, Abdul plans to build a big house. 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.