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This is 50-year-old Nigadi from Grassfield in the eastern area of Freetown, Sierra Leone. She is married with three children between the ages of 18 and 28 years old. Two of her children are current attending school.

Nigadi runs a general merchandise store where she sells rice, sugar, flour, milk, cheese, and biscuits. She has been running this business for five years. She works at the business seven days per week. She receives additional income from renting out the house her husband built. She says that the main challenges to her business are weather conditions and a shortage of goods.

Nigadi has requested a loan to buy more rice, sugar, flour, milk, cheese, and biscuits. The extra income from this loan will allow her to improve her standard of living. In the future, she plans to grow to a level of admiration. She appreciates 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
  • 51
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,344,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,365.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Nigadi to buy more rice, sugar, flour, milk, cheese, and biscuits.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 16, 2012
Aug 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013