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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 48-year-old Raymond from Kandeh town. He is married and has three children between the ages of 6 and 12 years old. His children are currently attending school.

Raymond runs a bar and restaurant at his house. He sells assorted drinks, pure water, roasted meat, and snack foods. He has been running this business for 20 years. He works at the business from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm, 7 days a week, and has one relative that assists him in running the business. His business provides the only income he has. His business is doing well, and more customers are coming to have fun.

Raymond has requested a loan in order to buy a fan, a generator, and assorted soft drinks. The extra income from this loan will allow him to expand his business and educate his children. In the future, he plans to have a big business structure on his own. 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
  • 57
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,327,250
    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 Raymond to buy a fan, a generator, and assorted drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 13, 2012
Oct 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013