Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 35-year-old Idriss from Grassfield in the eastern area of Freetown. He is the father of two children between the ages of five and ten. Despite the challenges he faces, he is a very hardworking man who wants to educate his children.
For ten years, Idriss has been running a general merchant business within his community. He started his business because he did not go to school. He sells peak milk, rice, mayonnaise, flour, and cigarettes. He works at this business throughout the week, and he does not have any source of income except his business. At present he is facing challenges such as bad weather conditions and price fluctuations.
Idriss has requested a loan in order to buy more general food stuffs like rice, mayonnaise, flour, and cigarettes. The extra income from this loan will allow him to improve the standard of living of his family. In the future, 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.