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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 32-year-old Issa from Grassfield, an eastern area in Freetown. He is a father of 1 daughter, aged 12 years. His daughter is currently attending school. Issa began this business because it had been his childhood dream to become a businessman.

Issa runs a business selling local food commodities. He sells palm oil, groundnuts, rice, cassava and beans. He has been running this business for 7 years. He works at the business 7 days a week. His business is the only source of income he has. Issa is facing the problem of the rainy season.

Issa has requested a loan in order to buy more local food commodities such as palm oil, groundnuts, rice, cassava and beans. The extra income from this loan will allow him to educate his daughter. In the future, he plans to expand his business to wholesaler. He 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
A loan of $1,400 helped Issa to buy more local food commodities such as palm oil, groundnuts, rice, cassava and beans.
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 16, 2012
Jun 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 1, 2012