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Greetings from Sierra Leone. This is 38-year-old Kadiatu from Tombo, Western Area Rural District near Freetown. She is divorced, with three children between the ages of 3 and 10 years. Two of her children attend school. She started this business to take care of her family and to give her children a quality education.

Kadiatu runs a cookery business at Tombo Market; she has been running this business since 2009. She works at the business 7 days a week: she starts at 4:30 am and doesn't rest until the food is finished. Her sister usually helps her run her business. At present she is facing difficulties with price inflation of foodstuffs.

Kadiatu has requested a loan in order to buy a wider variety of foodstuffs like rice and cooking seasoning. The extra income from this loan will allow her to pay her installment and educate her children. In the future, she plans to expand her business to a restaurant. 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
  • 57
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,327,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,329.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Kadiatu to buy a wider variety of foodstuffs like rice and cooking seasoning.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 22, 2013
Apr 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013