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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 50-year-old Baby from Kandeh town Bo, Southern area. She is married with five children between the ages of 10 years and 32 years. Three of her children attend school.

Baby operates a gari and palm oil business. She sells palm oil and gari (pickled vegetables) within a busy market area. She has been running this business for 15 years. She works at the business every day, 10 hours per day. Her business is the only source of income she has. She describes her major problem as insufficient capital to run her business and competition in the market.

Baby has requested a loan in order to buy more local food stuff like gari and palm oil. The extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children and increase her business. In the future, she plans to expand her business more. She 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
  • 16
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,319.7
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Baby to buy more local food stuff like gari and palm oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 15, 2012
Nov 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013