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Marie
Marie is 40 years old and married with 2 children, ages 4 and 22. She runs a Pharmacy store in Aberdeen-western part in Freetown. She has 1 employee working with her.

Marie has been in this business for 5 years and sells malaria drugs, blood tonic and cosmetics at her store. She also earns income from renting out a house. She says that the main challenge to her business is problems with transportation to travel with drugs from a neighboring country.

She requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more malaria drugs, blood tonic and cosmetics. Marie says that the extra income from this loan will help her improve her family status and increase her business level. In the future, she would like to expand her business to a clinic level.

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

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 51
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,344,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,365.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Marie to purchase more malaria drugs, blood tonic and cosmetics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 12, 2011
Listed
Aug 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 15, 2012