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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 38-year-old Abdulai from Waterloo, outside the capital city of Freetown. He is married with one child, age 2.

Abdulai has been operating a general store, selling goods such as shoes for the past 11 years. He started his business when he stopped attending school, because the situation was too difficult for his family. He works 10 hours per day, 7 days per week at his business.

He wants to use the loan to buy more merchandise, including shoes and general clothing. His dream is to become a wholesale businessman. He hopes that the extra income will help him continue to grow his business and develop the economic state of his family. 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
  • 4
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,320.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Abdulai to buy more merchandise, including shoes and general clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 21, 2013
Mar 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014