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Please meet 47 year old Esheka from Sierra Leone. He is married with two children, aged 6 and 8. Both of his children currently attend school. He is also caring for two relatives.
Esheka has a business selling rice, palm oil and groundnuts in Waterloo, located just outside the capital city of Freetown. He started his business 22 years ago when his father lost his business. He works 12 hours per day, 7 days per week. He wants to use the loan to buy more rice, gari, palm oil, ginger and peppers. He wants to grow his business to become a distributor for all type of local foodstuff and to employ other people in the business. He says that low capital and transportation of the goods from the production site are his major challenges. He 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
  • 29
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,317.5
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Esheka to buy more rice, gari, palm oil, ginger and peppers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 15, 2013
Apr 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014