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Ramatu is 18 years old and single with one child aged three years. She runs a retail business in Waterloo eastern area in Freetown.

She's been in this business for two years and sells milk, cigarettes, sugar and bread within her community. She says that the main challenge to her business is transportation problems.

She requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to buy more milk, cigarettes, sugar and bread to resell. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her improve her status and have her daily meal. In the future, she would like to become a big business woman. 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
  • 13
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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 Ramatu to buy more milk, cigarettes, sugar and bread to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 9, 2013
Apr 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014