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Massie is 38 years old and married, with four children between the ages of 8 years and 18 years. She runs a local foodstuff business at her house in Kandeh town. She began this business in order to educate her children and give them proper care.

Massie has been in this business for ten years. She sells palm oil, gari, and pepper. She also earns income from renting out a house. She says that, at present, her business is doing well.

She requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone Microfinance Company Limited, to buy more local foodstuff like palm oil, gari, and pepper. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her improve her family's standard of living. In the future, she would like to open a permanent palm oil store. She is grateful 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
  • 32
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,347.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Massie to buy more palm oil, gari, and pepper for her foodstuff business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 12, 2012
Dec 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013