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Meet Watta from Kulanda Town in Bo, Sierra Leone. She is 36 years old with three children and they all go to school. Watta runs a clothing store selling blouses, skirts and shirts. She works at her business 15 hours a day, 6 days a week.

Watta requested the loan to purchase more clothing for her store to sell during the dry season. She says that her challenge is that during the rainy season, business is slow. The loan will help her expand her business and educate her children. In five years, she wants to grow her business into a large store that sells all sorts of different items, not just clothes. She greatly 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

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 5
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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