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Yawa is 45 years old and married with 4 children between 18 and 30 years old. She runs a store at Grassfield in Sierra Leone.

Yawa has been in her business for 12 years, and sells clothing and drinks at her store. She says that the main challenges to her business are weather conditions and price control.

She requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more clothing. Yawa says that the extra income from this loan will help her improve her standard of living. In the future, she would like to develop her business more.

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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.

About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 22
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,379,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,275.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD