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Patrick is 35 years old and married with four children, ages 4 to 7 years old. He runs a bar in Moriba town, in the southern part of Freetown, Sierra Leone. He was working in an office and then decided to start up a business with the money he earned from his job.

Patrick has been in this business for three years and sells assorted drinks, like Heineken, stout, and soft drinks, in his house. His business is the only income he has. He describes his main problem as insufficient capital to operate his business.

He requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to buy more assorted drinks such as Heineken, stout, and soft drinks. He says that the extra income from this loan will help him increase his business and educate his children. In the future, he would like to open a big bar in town. He 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
  • 23
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,379,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,347.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Patrick to buy more assorted drinks such as Heineken, stout, and soft drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 7, 2012
Oct 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013