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Shangba is 39 years old and married with two children, ages 17 and 21. She runs a boutique on Fourabay Road near Freetown. Shangba has been in this business for five years and sells clothing, shoes, bags, and earrings at her store. Her business is the only source of income she has. She says that her business is doing well, and she faces few challenges.

She requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase some boutique stock, which is very helpful for her business. Shangba says that the extra income from this loan will help her educate her children. In the future, she would like to improve her products and expand her business.

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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
  • 32
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,362.5
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Shangba to purchase more boutique items, shoes, bags, and dresses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 10, 2011
Jun 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 23, 2013