Meet 55-year-old Alex from Calaba town, eastern area in Freetown. He is married and has 2 children, ages 18 and 21. His children are currently attending school. In 2008, Alex established his bar and restaurant business. He began his business because there is a high demand for bars and restaurants within the area. He works at the business from 11:00am until 1:00am, 6 days per week. He says that the main challenge to his business is electric power supply.
Alex requires a loan in order to buy cartoned stout, beer, pure water and cooking oil. He hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow him to pay one of his children's university fees. In the future, Alex plans to open another bar in a different location. 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.