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This is 40-year-old Mariatu from Waterloo eastern area in Freetown. She is married with 5 children.

Mariatu runs a food stand business where she sells onions, cooking oil, palm oil and cooking seasonings. She has been running this business since 2000. She works at the business 12 hours per day, 7 days per week. She says that the main challenge to her business is lack of sufficient capital to operate her business.

Mariatu has requested a loan in order to buy more onions, cooking oil, palm oil and cooking seasonings. The extra income from this loan will allow her to increase her business and be responsible for the daily meal. In the future, she plans to open a big table. She appreciates 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
  • 53
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,327,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,320.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $100 helped Mariatu to buy more onions, cooking oil, palm oil and cooking seasonings.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 9, 2013
Apr 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014