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This is 38-year-old Allie from Kandeh, Bo, in the Southern Province of Sierra Leone. He is married with 2 children, 2 and 8. Before, he was a farmer. He started this business mainly to develop himself and his family,

Now, Allie runs a bakery; he sells sweet bread and savory bread. He has been running this business for 10 years. He works at the business every day, 20 hour per day. His business is the only income he has. One of his major problems is that the heat of the oven is detrimental to his health, sometimes.

Allie has requested a loan in order to expand his bakery and buy goods like bags of flour, sugar, salt and vegetable oil. The extra income from this loan will allow him to educate his children and increase his business. In the future, he plans to employ staff for his bakery. He 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
  • 2
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,348.2
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Allie to expand his bakery and buy goods like bags of flour, sugar, salt and vegetable oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 9, 2012
Nov 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013