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Kadiatu is 22 years old and married with two children, ages 3 years and 6 years. She runs general stock items in Moribatown market Southern area in Bo, Sierra Leone. She began this business because she did not go to school and she got married at an early age. Business is the only option she has.

She's been in this business for three years and sells soap, sugar, cigarettes, and books within a busy market area. She also earns income from her husband, who works as a policeman, to have another income to support the home. She describes her hardships as low purchasing power of customers and price fluctuation.

She requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to buy a variety of stock like soap, sugar, cigarettes, and books. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her increase her business and educate her children.

In the future, she would like to see her business grow at a higher level. She is grateful 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
  • 24
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    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 Kadiatu to buy a variety of stock like soap, sugar, cigarettes, and books.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 5, 2012
Oct 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013