This is 31-year-old Thomas from Jui, eastern area in Freetown. He is married with one child, 11 years of age. He began this business because he wanted to create a permanent source of income to take care of his family.
Thomas runs a general stock business; he sells drinks, cigarettes, biscuits and soaps. He has been running this business since after the rebel war. He works at the business every day, 12 hours per day. He says that the main challenge to his business is the slow purchasing power of customers.
Thomas has requested a loan in order to purchase items, such as drinks, cigarette, pure water and mayonnaise. The extra income from this loan will allow him to pay his child school fees and buy a plot of land. In the future, He plans to become an agent of provision and cigarette seller. 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.