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Umu is 50 years old and married. She has 2 children, aged 19 and 25. She runs a general merchandise store in Calaba town, in the eastern area in Freetown. One of her children is married and the other one is in university.

Umu has been in this business for 5 years and sells pure water, milk, Ovaltine and assorted drinks. She also earns additional income with a commercial vehicle.

She is requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to buy more food commodities like pure water, milk, Ovaltine and assorted drinks. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her to increase her business and build a build a house. In the future, she would like to further expand her business. 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
  • 1
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,320.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Umu to buy more food commodities like pure water, milk, Ovaltine and assorted drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 23, 2013
Jan 31, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014