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Aminata is 29 years old and married with two children, ages 5 and 12 years old. She runs a cosmetics business in Kandeh town, southern area in Bo, Sierra Leone. Her children are currently attending school and she also has one relative at home.

Aminata's been in this business for 10 years and sells cream, soap, hair brushes, Posse, and chain and baby oil. Her husband is a security [guard]. She also receives income from the [allowance] given to her for food. She says her business has grown; cosmetics are the fastest business in her environment but she has insufficient capital to operate the business.

Aminata requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to buy more body cream, hair cream, perfume and baby oil. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her educate her children and improve her standard of living. In the future, she would like to expand her business to a high level. She is grateful 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
  • 2
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,320.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Aminata to buy more body cream, hair cream, perfume and baby oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 24, 2012
Jul 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013