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This is 29-year-old Isatu, from Waterloo, Sierra Leone. She is married and has two children, aged four and eight years. They are both currently going to school. Isatu owns a business, where she sells building materials. She has been in the business for 15 years. She works at the business from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., every day of the week. The business is her only source of income. Her greatest challenge with the business is covering the costs of transportation and electricity.

She requested this loan to buy more inventory, such as cement and iron rods, to expand her business. In five years, she would like to become a distributor of building materials. She hopes that the extra income from the loan will help to improve her family's living conditions. She 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
  • 23
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,320.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Isatu to buy more inventory, such as cement and iron rods, to expand her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 21, 2013
Mar 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014