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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 36-year-old Fatu from Goderich western area in Freetown. She is married with four children between the ages of ten and twenty-one. Fatu's children attend school.

She runs an entertainment center at her Goderich, she sells food, drinks, alcohol, sardines, cigarettes and milk at her store. She has been running this business for eight years. She works at the business seven days per week. Her main source of income comes from her business. Fatu says that the main challenge to her business is that her capital to invest is not sufficient.

Fatu has requested a loan in order to buy more cooking items, drinks, alcohol, sardines and milk. The extra income from this loan will allow her to improve their standard of living and take better care for her children's schooling. In the future, she plans to expand her business more. 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
  • 32
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,375.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Fatu to purchase more cooking items, drinks, alcohol, sardines and milk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 13, 2012
Jan 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 18, 2013