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Meet 35-year-old Mabel from Kandeh town, Southern area in Bo, Sierra Leone. She is married with three children between the ages of 4 years and 18 years. Two of her children are currently attending school.

In 2005, Mabel established her food-stand business. She began her business because she wanted to raise income to support her children. She works at the business every day from 7:00 am to 7:30 p.m. She says that the main challenge to her business is that some of the goods spoil along the way before taken to the market.

Mabel requires a loan in order to buy more palm oil, coconut oil and peppers. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to roof her single room and educate her children. In the future, Mabel plans to build a 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
  • 16
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,310.1
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Mabel to buy more palm oil, coconut oil and peppers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 10, 2012
Aug 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013