This is Ibrahim from Waterloo, an eastern area in Freetown, He is in his late forties. He is married with two children, ages 14 years and 19 years. He began this business because he lost his parent and he could not go to school, so this business is his profession.
Ibrahim runs a general store; he sells drinks, cigarettes, biscuits, and soap. He has been running this business for over 20 years. He works at the business every day, 12 hours per day. He says that the main challenges to his business are price inflation and cost of transportation.
Ibrahim has requested a loan in order to purchase items such as drinks, cigarettes, biscuits, and bag milk to expand his business. The extra income from this loan will allow him to pay his children's school fees and change his family's status of living.
In the future, he plans to own a permanent business location. 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.