Meet 45-year-old Ishmeal from Waterloo eastern area in Freetown. He is a married man blessed with 4 children between the ages of 3 and 16 years. Two of his children are currently attending school. In 1993, Ishmeal established his general merchandise business. He began his business because he needed to get a permanent source of income to support his family. He works at the business throughout the week from 8:00am to 7:00pm. His main hardship is insufficient capital to operate his business.
Ishmeal requires a loan in order to buy more inventory for resale, like plastic, rubber, food containers and rice. He hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow him to expand his business by purchasing additional general stock for resale. In the future, Ishmeal plans to own a permanent business 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.