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This is 27-year-old Salamatu from Calabatown, Eastern Area, Freetown. She is married with one child. She has four additional dependents that live with her because they are relatives. They also assist her with her business.

Salamatu runs a cosmetic and pharmacy store. She sells malaria drugs, cough syrup, anti-fungal cream, baby oil, and body cream. She also receives income from her husband, who is also doing business. She says that the main challenge to her business is price inflation.

Salamatu has requested a loan in order to buy more malarial drugs, cough syrups, anti-fungal creams, baby oils, and body creams. The extra income from this loan will allow her to improve her standard of living. In the future, she plans to increase her business. 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
  • 16
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,341.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Salamatu to purchase more malaria drugs, cough syrup, anti-fungal cream and baby oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 19, 2011
Dec 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012