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This is 35-year-old Bomporo from Grassfield in the eastern area in Freetown. She is married with three children between the ages of 13 and 18. Her children are currently attending school.

Bomporo runs a general merchandise store. At her store, she sells bundled water, crates of soft drinks, batteries and milk. She has been running this business for eight years. She also earns income from renting out a house. She says that the main challenge to her business is dealing with slow sales during the rainy season.

Bomporo has requested a loan in order to buy more food merchandise. The extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children and maintain good well-being. In the future, she plans to expand her store. She appreciates 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
  • 54
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,327,250
    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 Bomporo to purchase more bundles of water, crates of soft drinks, batteries and milk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 11, 2011
Nov 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012