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Mariama is 32 years old and a married mother of one child, age ten years. She runs a pharmacy in Waterloo, in the eastern area in Sierra Leone. Her child is currently attending school. Her husband is a driver, but his income is not enough to support the family.

She's been in this business for five years and sells injection medicine, blood tonics, and anti-malarial drugs. At present, her challenge is with price inflation.

Mariama requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone Microfinance Company Limited to purchase more injection medicine, blood tonics, and anti-malarial drugs. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her educate her child up to the university level and will improve her pharmacy. In the future, she would like to open a clinic, so she would help her community with health care. She is grateful 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
  • 32
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,319.7
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,400 helped Mariama to purchase more injection medicine, blood tonics, and anti-malarial drugs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 20, 2013
Mar 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014