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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 37-year-old Idrissa from Calabatown eastern area in Freetown. He is married with three children between the ages of 5 months and 7 years. Two of his children are currently going to school. He began this business because it has a quick turnover.

Idrissa runs a building materials shop; he sells zinc sheets, iron rods, doors and paint brushes, etc. He has been running this business for eight years. He works at the business from 8:00 am until 8:00 pm, 7 days per week. His other source of income comes from renting out a house. Idrissa says that the main challenge to his business is high rate of theft within the community.

Idrissa has requested a loan in order to buy more building materials like zinc sheets, iron rods, doors and paint brushes. The extra income from this loan will allow him to open a savings account and expand his business. In the future, he hopes to open a building materials factory. He 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
  • 29
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,320.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,400 helped Idrissa to buy more building materials like zinc sheets, iron rods, doors and paint brushes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 23, 2013
Jan 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014