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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 50-year-old Fatmata from Kandeh town. She is married with 3 children between the ages of 20 years and 30 years. One of her children attends school.

To earn a living, she runs a dry fish business within a busy market area. She has been running this business for 25 years. She works at the business from morning to night, 7 days per week, and her younger daughter usually helps her run the business. Her other source of income comes from her elder daughter. At present she describes her major problem as insufficient transportation in her community.

Fatmata has requested a loan in order to buy more fish to resell. The extra income from this loan will allow her to increase her business and improve her living. In the future, she plans to have another fish table. 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
  • 4,347.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD