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Esther B.
This is 39-year-old Esther from Kandeh Town, Bo in Sierra Leone. She is a single parent with three children, between the ages of 3 and 18. She sells palm oil and bush meat 9 hours per day, 7 days per week at the market and along the highway. Esther decided to start her business when she was unable to further her education. She says that palm oil is getting more scarce but she has a good relationship with her old suppliers that will keep her well stocked.

Esther has requested the loan to buy more stock to expand her business. The extra income will help her finish building her house and rent it out to generate more income for her family. 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

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 60
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,347,350
    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 Esther B. to buy more stock such as palm oil and bush meat.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 8, 2013
Feb 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013