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Yeabu is 39 years old, widowed, and has three children, ages 7 years to 15 years. She runs a food stand at Moriba Town in the southern area of Sierra Leone. She began her business because she need a permanent source of income to support her children. She has been in this business for the past 10 years, and she sells fish, onions, and rice in a busy market area. Storage is one of the big challenges she faces in her business. She applied for this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to buy food commodities, such as fish, cooking oil and rice. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her improve her life and educate her children. In the future, she would like to 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
  • 52
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,342,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,320.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Yeabu to buy food, such as fish, cooking oil and rice, for her food stand.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 13, 2013
Feb 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013