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This is 34-year-old Binta from Waterloo eastern area in Freetown. She is widowed and has two children, age 7 years and 12 years. Her children are currently attending school. As a widow, to educate children in Sierra Leone is very difficult.

Binta runs a general merchandise store. She sells Maggi (a product for enhancing flavors), onions, tomato paste and salt. She has been running this business for 15 years. She works at the business from 7:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., seven days per week. She also earns income from small-scale farming. She says that the main challenges to her business are slow sales during rainy season and transportation costs.

Binta has requested a loan in order to buy more cooking seasonings like Maggi, onions, tomato paste and salt. The extra income from this loan will allow her to increase her business and educate her children. In the future, she plans to become a supplier. 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

  • $903
    Average annual income
  • 4
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $8,989,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,300.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Binta to buy more cooking seasonings like Maggi as well as onions, tomato paste and salt.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 15, 2012
Listed
Sep 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 17, 2013