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Meet 48-year-old Adama from Krootown Central area in Freetown, Sierra Leone. She is married with four children between the ages of 20 years and 32 years. Two of her children are currently attending school. In 2002, Adama established her general merchandise business. She began her business because she needed a permanent source of income to support her children; she also receives income from her sister who lives abroad. She works at the business six days per week. She says that the main challenge to her business is rapid inflation in Sierra Leone.

Adama requires a loan in order to buy more clothes for men and women, perfume, soft drinks, cream and shower gel. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to improve her family's standard of living. In the future, Adama plans to build a big house. 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
  • 52
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,342,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,300.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Adama to buy more clothes for men and women, perfume, soft drinks, cream and shower gel.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 13, 2012
Mar 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 18, 2013