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This is 37-year-old Kassim K.. He is married and has four children, ages 5, 7, 9 and 14. In 1991, Kassim established his food market because he wanted a source of income to support his family. Working six days a week and seven hours a day, he earns about 400,000 SLL every month from this business. He would like a loan in the amount of 4,500,000 SLL. Kassim has already received and successfully repaid one loan. Now he requires a new loan in order to buy more inventory for his shop. He hopes that this loan will enable him to increase his monthly profits by approximately 300,000 SLL. In the future, Kassim plans to sell wholesale to other traders, educate his children and dependents to university level, and buy land to build a house for his family. He is serious and determined and thanks you for your support.

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About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 16
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,225.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Kassim to buy more inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 20, 2011
Jan 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 23, 2011