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This is 34-year-old Idrissa. He is married and has 2 children, aged 12 and 6 years. He has 1 additional dependent who live with him because he is the child of his brother, who lives in the village.

In 1997, Idrissa established his used clothing business. He began this business by selling used clothes from his uncle. It attracts a lot of women because of the type of used clothing he sells. Working 7 days a week and 10 hours a day, he earns about Le 1,100,000 every month from this business.

Idrissa would like a loan in the amount of Le 5,000,000. He has already received and successfully repaid 3 previous loans and now requires a new loan in order to buy additional bales of used clothes. He hopes that this loan will enable him to increase his monthly profits by approximately Le 400,000.

In the future, Idrissa plans to have another stall in the market, and support his children’s education. He thanks you for your support.

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About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 64
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,347,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,401.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Idrissa buy used clothing to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 12, 2011
Oct 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012