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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 35-year-old Fanta from Waterloo eastern area in Freetown. She is married with six children between the ages of six years and 15 years. Three of her children are attending school.

Fanta runs a food stand business; she sells onions, pepper, cooking oil, and rice. She has been running this business since 2006. She works at the business 10 hours per day and 7 days per week. Her hardship is slow purchasing power of customer.

Fanta has requested a loan in order to buy a variety of food stuff like onion, pepper, cooking oil, and rice. The extra income from this loan will allow her to change her business to a general store and take good care of her children. In the future, she plans to open a big general merchandise store. 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
  • 16
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,075
    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 Fanta to buy a variety of food stuff like onions, pepper, cooking oil, and rice.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 9, 2013
Apr 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014