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Meet 40-year-old Thomas from Waterloo eastern area in Freetown, Sierra Leone. He is married and has four children between the ages of 6 years and 20 years. They are currently attending school.

In 1995, Thomas established his general store. He began his business because he dropped out of secondary school level, and his uncle taught him business.

He works at the business every day, 13 hours per day. He says that the main challenges to his business are price inflation and the cost of transportation.

Thomas requires a loan in order to buy more soft drinks, pure water, candles and cigarettes. He hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow him to educate his children and change his level of living. In the future, Thomas plans to build a house. He thanks you for your support.

Additional Information

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
  • 32
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,300.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Thomas to buy more soft drinks, pure water, candles and cigarettes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 15, 2012
Sep 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013