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Meet 39-year-old Sallay from Grassfied eastern area in Freetown, Sierra Leone. She is married with 1 child ages 23 years. Sallay's child is currently in university. In 2007, Sallay established her general merchandise business. She began her business because she wanted to improve her life and be self independent. She works at the business 6 days per week and 10 hours a day. She says that the major problems to her business are price fluctuation and the low purchase power of customers.

Sally requires a loan of Le 5,000,000 in order to buy more soft drinks, cement, oil, packet water, bag flour and sugar. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her daughter. In the future, Sally plans to increase her savings and building 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
  • 54
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,327,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,310.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Sallay to buy more soft drinks, cement, oil, packet water, bag flour and sugar.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 16, 2012
May 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013