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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 38-year-old Zainab from Kandeh town Bo, in the southern area. She is married and has five children between the ages of 7 years and 20 years. Two of her children attend school.

Zainab runs a general stock business. She sells slippers and wax cotton. She has been running this business for five years. She began her business because her husband is a diamond digger but his income is not enough to take care of the home, so she started this business to develop herself and her children. She describes herself as a hardworking woman and says that her business is doing well.

Zainab has requested a loan in order to buy more wax cotton, baskets and slippers. The extra income from this loan will allow her to increase her business and pay her children's school fees. In the future, she plans to develop herself and improve her business. 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
  • 14
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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 Zainab to buy more wax cotton, baskets and slippers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 15, 2012
Nov 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013