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This is 33-year-old Kadiatu from Moriba town in the southern area in Bo, Sierra Leone. She is married with three children between the ages of two and 14. Kadiatu lives in one room and in her shop with her husband and children. For the past 15 years, she has been running a general store where she sells soap, paste, cigarettes, and drinks. Kadiatu works every day from seven in the morning through 11 at night. Her husband is an old man who cannot raise enough income to support the family. Kadiatu's present business hardship is insufficient capital to run her business.

Kadiatu is requesting a loan to buy more soap, paste, cigarettes, and drinks. The extra income from her loan will allow her to educate her children and have a permanent business location. In the future, Kadiatu plans to build a big house. 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 $200 helped Kadiatu to buy soap, paste, cigarettes, and drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 5, 2012
Oct 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013