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Mariatu
This is 39-year-old Marian from Moriba town Bo, Southern area. She is married with two children, ages 10 and 15. Her children are currently attending school. She began a clothing business to have a permanent source of income.

Marian runs her business within a busy market area, selling wax cotton, lace and traditional pattern design cotton .She has been in business for 10 years. She works 10 hours per day and seven days per week. Her business is the only income she has and she says it is doing well.

Marian has requested a loan to buy more clothing material like wax cotton, lace and traditional pattern design cotton for resale. The extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children. In the future, she plans to import clothing material. She appreciates 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

  • $903
    Average annual income
  • 35
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,111,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,354.8
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Mariatu to buy more clothing material like wax cotton, lace and traditional pattern design cotton for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 19, 2012
Listed
Jan 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 17, 2013