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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 39-year-old Joseph from Moriba Town, in the southern area of Bo. He is married with three children between the ages of 8 and 14 years old. His children attend school. Joseph left school at secondary level and started doing hard labor.

Joseph runs an electrical appliance store, where he sells extension cords, electrical cable, sockets, lamp holders and bulbs. He has been running this business for ten years. He works at the business 13 hours a day and seven days a week. His other source of income comes from his wife who is a business woman. Joseph says that the main challenge to his business is insufficient capital to expand his business.

Joseph has requested a loan in order to buy more extension cords, electrical cable, sockets, lamp holders and bulbs. The extra income from this loan will allow him to educate his children and improve his family's welfare. In the future, he plans to open a bigger store. He 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
  • 64
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,347,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,350.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Joseph to buy more extension cords, electrical cable, sockets, lamp holders and bulbs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 13, 2012
Aug 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013