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Abdulia  Karim
Abdulia is 43 years old and married with six children between the age of one and 17. He runs a general merchandise store in Waterloo near Freetown.

Abdulia has been in this business for 14 years and sells drinks, cigarettes; milk and mosquito spray at his store. His business is the only source of income he has. He says that the main challenge to his business is a problem with thieves.

He requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more drinks, cigarettes, milk and mosquito spray. Abdulai says that the extra income from this loan will help him to render assistance to his family. In the future, he would like to be a supplier to other partners.

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
  • 29
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,401.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Abdulia Karim to purchase more drinks, cigarettes, milk and mosquito spray.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 14, 2011
Oct 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2012