Rowan from Freetown, Sierra Leone

I need help launching my retail business!

I am ready to start my own business. I need to rent a space, purchase my stock and supplies to get started.


I'm a single parent raising two school-age boys. I graduated from a vocational institute with a certificate in business. But I've had difficulty finding a job due to the COVID economic downturn.

I want to earn a living while being able to look after my children. So, I want to open my own retail business selling provisions and toiletries.

I need financial help to start my business. I need money to help me purchase items to sell, rent space to sell these items, and the tools necessary to run my business successfully.

Having the money I need to start my business will move me forward by giving me the chance to earn my way out of poverty. It will allow me to care for my children's needs while being able to look after them at the same time.

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This need has been validated by Sylvester from Develop Africa

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Validated by Sylvester from Develop Africa (What does this mean?)

Rowan deserves a break. She is ready and she comes highly recommended by the team in Sierra Leone. Together let's provide her with the support that she needs to move to the next level and gain independence.

About Sylvester

I am the President of Develop Africa. My work involves oversight of the organization and also managing different projects. I enjoy being able to assist people with potential who need a "hand up" out of their predicament or inability. I am passionate about helping to create opportunities that… Read more