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This is 47-year-old Yealie. She is married and has three children aged 20, 15 and 9. She has four additional dependents, relatives of her husband, who live with her; some help at home and the others are in school.

In 1985, Yealie established her rubber buckets, bowl, baskets, plates, etc. business. She began her business because she inherited it from her parents because she did not go to school. Working seven days a week and nine hours a day, she earns about 950,000 Leone (SLL) every month from this business.

She would like a loan in the amount of 4,500,000 SLL. Yealie has already received and successfully repaid one loan, and now requires a new loan in order to buy 20 set Cole man (big) @ 70,000 SLL, 15 dozen big size plate bowls @ 120,000 SLL, 10 dozen set pans @ 120,000, and the balance will be used to transport the items.

She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately 700,000 SLL. In the future, Yealie plans to rent a big shop at the center of the town so that she can realize more profits to help her husband to educate their children to university level. She is honest and hardworking. She thanks you for your support.

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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
  • 4,310.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD
A loan of $1,175 helped Yealie to buy Cole man (big), plates, bowls, pans, and to pay to transport the items.
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 4, 2012
Apr 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 20, 2012