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Meet 43-year-old Safiatu from Kulanda town Bo. She is married with 4 children between the ages of 12 years and 18 years. Three of her children are currently attending school. In 1998, Safiatu established her used clothing business. She began her business because she wants to improve the standard of living for her family. She works at the business every day, from morning to evening .She says that the main challenges to her business are insufficient capital and poor road network to her operation area.

Safiatu requires a loan in order to buy more bed cotton, window cotton and different type of clothing material. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to improve the life of her family and give her children a better education. In the future, Safiatu 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
  • 5
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,347.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Safiatu to buy more bed cotton, window cotton and different type of clothing material.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 13, 2012
Dec 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013