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This is 27-year-old Marie from Moriba town in the southern area in Bo. She is single with three children between the ages of three and eight. One of her children is currently attending school. For the past four years, Marie has been running a food stand in a busy market area where she sells onions, Maggie, salt, and cooking seasonings. Marie works 12 hours every day and her business is her only income. Her biggest business challenge is the lack of capital.

Marie is requesting a loan to buy more onions, Maggie, salt, and cooking seasonings. The extra income from her loan will allow her to educate her children and improve her living standards. In the future, Marie plans to expand her business and build a house for her family. 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

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 16
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,349.3
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Marie to buy more onions, Maggie, salt, and cooking seasonings.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 5, 2012
Oct 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013