Idrissa is 42 years old and married with four children, ages between 7 and 15. He runs a Pharmacy in Grassfield, which is a neighborhood in Freetown. He also has three relatives he takes care of as well as their immediate family.
Idrissa has owned this business for 5 years and sells blood tonic, capsules, and various types of medicines at his drugs store. He also earns income from renting out a house. He says that the main challenge to his business is fluctuation in prices.
He requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase various types of drugs. Idrissa says that the extra income from this loan will help him expand his house. In the future, he would like to be a supplier of drugs and expand his business more.
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.