Meet 34-year-old Gbrilla from Waterloo Western rural area in Freetown. He is married with 3 children between the ages of 7 and 12 years. In 1991, Gbrilla established his clothing business. He began his business because after completing his sixth form, his family could not afford to pay his collage fees, so he raised money to start up his business. He works at the business 10 hours per day and 7 days per week. He says that the main challenge to his business is lack of enough capital to run it.
Gbrilla requires a loan in order to buy mens trousers and shirts to expand his business. He hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow him to increase his business and repay his loan. In the future, Gbrilla plans to renovate his business structure and open another outlet. 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.