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Hannah
Hannah is 45 years old and married. She has three children, age 14 to 21. She runs a clothing and dressmaking store in kroo town in the central part of Freetown.

Hannah has owned this business for five years and sells lace, bamako and men's and women's African dress at her market. Her business is the only source of income she has. She says that the main challenges to her business are the exchange rate and inflation.

She requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more lace and African dress. Hannah says that the extra income from this loan will help her educate her children. In the future, she would like to expand her business to various branches.

Additional Information

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

  • $903
    Average annual income
  • 22
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,015,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,317.8
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Hannah to purchase more lace and male and female African dress.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 16, 2011
Listed
Aug 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 15, 2012