Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 40-year-old Gibril from Magbruka town, Makeni Northern area. He is married with four children. He began his business to create a permanent source of income to support the home.
Gibril runs a general stock business; he sells soft drinks, pure water, butter, soap and cigarettes. He has been running this business since some years ago. He works at the business 13 hours per day and six days per week. Gibril says that the main challenge to his business is that sometimes purchasing power is very slow.
Gibril has requested a loan in order to buy more soft drinks, pure water, butter, soap and cigarettes. The extra income from this loan will allow him to increase his business and pay school fees for his children. In the future, he plans to expand his business more than ever. 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.