Meet 37-year-old Alhassan from Waterloo eastern area in Freetown. He is married and has three children between the ages of 6 and 12 years. In 2001, Alhassan established his general stock business. He began his business because wanted to create a source of income to take care of his family welfare. He works at the business from 8:00am until 7:00pm, seven days per week. He says that the main challenges to his business is price inflation and that transporting his goods from his operation area to his business place is very difficult.
Alhassan requires a loan in order to purchase more shoes, bags and suitcases for resale. He hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow him to empower his children and increase his business. In the future, Alhassan plans to expand his business to a wholesaler. 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.