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Meet 45-year-old Aminata from Waterloo in the eastern part of Freetown, Sierra Leone. She is married with four children between the ages of 12 and 20 years old. Two of her children are currently attending school. In 1978, Aminata established her general merchandise business. She began her business because she wanted to generate income to sustain her family. She works at the business from 7:00 am until 7:30 pm, 7 days per week. At present, she is facing transportation problems.

Aminata requires a loan in order to buy more rice, Maggi, onions, and cooking seasonings. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children and improve her standard of living. In the future, Aminata plans to be a supplier to her business partner. She thanks you for your support.

Additional Information

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
  • 16
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,360.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,400 helped Aminata to buy more rice, Maggi, onions, and cooking seasonings.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 17, 2012
Jul 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013