Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 48-year-old Kiveku from the Tengbeh western area in Freetown, Sierra Leone. He is married with four children between the ages of 20 and 28 years. Three of his children attend school.
Kiveku runs a clothing store. He sells bamako (tie-dyed cloth), lace, wax cotton, and traditional pattern design cotton. He has been running this business for ten years. He works at the business seven days per week and eleven hours a day. He also earns income from the business of a commercial boat at sea. Kiveku says that the main challenge to his business is insufficient capital to run the business.
Kiveku has requested a loan in order to buy more bamako, lace, wax cotton, and traditional pattern design cotton. The extra income from this loan will allow him to educate his children. In the next five years, he plans to expand his business. 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.