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Cecilia is 40 years old and married with five children, ages 5 years to 22 years old. She runs a general merchandise business in Kandeh town Southern area Bo District in Sierra Leone. She began this business in order to generate income to support the home.

She's been in this business for five years and sells mayonnaise, sugar, milk, cigarettes and bread. She also receives income from one of her relatives. At present she is faced with price inflation.

She requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to buy assorted goods to expand her business such as mayonnaise, sugar, milk, cigarettes and bread. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her to educate her children and start up a current account. In the future, she would like to see her business expanded to a higher level. She is grateful 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
  • 54
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,327,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,349.8
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Cecilia to buy assorted goods like mayonnaise, sugar, milk, cigarettes and bread.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 11, 2012
Oct 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013