Gibril is 40 years old, married, and has one child. He is from OIC, Ropolo in the northern area of Sierra Leone. He was trained in business, so he considered it as the best choice for him. Gibril runs a general merchandise business, which he has been doing for 13 years. He sells soft drinks, toothpaste, and cigarettes. He works 12 hours a day, six days a week. The main challenges are the high cost of rent for his shop and insufficient capital to expand his business.
Gibril is requesting a loan, which he will use to buy more soft drinks, toothpaste, and cigarettes to sell. The extra income from this loan will allow him to become a successful businessman and improve his family's standard of living. In the future, Gibril plans to expand his business.
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.