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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 35-year-old Elizabeth from Kandeh town Southern area in Bo. She is married with three children between the ages of three and seventeen years. Two of her children attend school. She began this business while she was doing catering training, but when her husband lost his job she decided to start a business

Elizabeth runs a food stand business within a busy market area. She sells dry fish, garden eggs (eggplant), pepper and Maggie cubes. She has been running this business for 7 years. She works at the business every day, 7 days per week. Her business is the only source of income she has. At present she is faced with a shortage of fish in the country.

Elizabeth has requested a loan in order to buy more dry fish, garden eggs, pepper and Maggie cubes. The extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children and improve her living. In the future, she 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
  • 2
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,350.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Elizabeth to buy more dry fish, garden eggs, pepper and Maggie cubes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 14, 2012
Aug 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013