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Please meet 30-year-old Isatu from Waterloo, Sierra Leone. She is married with three children between the ages of 3 and 13 years old. All of her children are going to school. Her husband is a driver.

Isatu has a business selling general foodstuffs such as palm oil, sugar, flour and tomato paste. After completing her secondary education, she decided to join her mother in doing business. She started her own business seven years ago. She works 10 hours per day, 7 days per week throughout the month. With the loan, she intends to buy more inventory for her business, such as palm oil, flour, sugar, rice, Maggi and tomato paste. In five years, she wants to expand her business to have employees and her own storage place. She says that storage and transportation of the goods from the purchasing shop to her business are challenges she faces. 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
  • 64
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,347,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,319.7
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Isatu to buy more inventory for her business, such as palm oil, flour, sugar, rice, Maggi and tomato paste.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 15, 2013
Apr 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014