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This is 40-year-old Sento. She is married and has 4 children aged 3, 7, 12 and 18. She has 1 additional dependent who lives with her to help with the house chores. In 2002, Sento established her business selling shoes, dresses, pants, sandals, earrings, and chains. She began her business to help her husband with the children's education. Working 12 days a week and 7 hours a day, she earns about SLL 1,053,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of SLL 3,000,000. Sento requires a loan in order to improve on the sale of ladies' slippers. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately SLL 306,370. In the future, Sento plans to move from a stall to a shop. She thanks you for your support.

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About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 62
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,347,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,310.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Sento to pay for shoes, dresses, pants, earrings, and chains.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 18, 2012
Jul 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013