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Meet 46-year-old Aminata from Kissy in eastern area in Freetown, Sierra Leone. She is married with four children between the ages of 10 years and 27 years. In 2006, Aminata established her general merchandise business. She began her business because she wanted to enhance her independence and to assist her husband in covering the household expenses. She also earns income from hair dressing. She says that the main challenge to her business is price inflation.

Aminata requires a loan in order to buy more soft drinks and Star beers. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her educate her children. In the future, Aminata plans to own another shop. She thanks you for your support.

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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
  • 1
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,400.2
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Aminata to purchase more crates of soft drinks and Star beers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 14, 2011
Nov 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013