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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 43-year-old Mabel from Krootown central area in Freetown, Sierra Leone. She is a widow with one child aged 21. Her child is currently at the university. She also takes care of two relatives.

Mabel runs a boutique at her store; she sells shoes, clothes, perfume, belts, watches, and trousers. She has been running this business for 20 years. She works at the business 10 hours a day and 6 days per week, and has two employees working for her. Her other source of income comes from relatives abroad. Mabel says that her business is doing well.

Mabel has requested a loan in order to buy more boutique items such as shoes, clothes, perfume, watches, etc. The extra income from this loan will allow her to increase her savings. In the future, she plans to travel in and out of the country doing larger business. 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
  • 22
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,379,975
    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 Mabel to buy more boutique items such as shoes, clothes, perfume, watches, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 13, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013