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Koma is in her late 50s and lives in the Jui area of eastern Freetown. She is a widow with four children, one of whom is still in school. She opened a food-selling business 30 years ago to generate income to support and care for her family. The main items she sells are palm oil, salt and seasonings, and she works 12 hours a day, seven days a week. The main challenges she faces are a low income and the high cost of transportation. She is requesting a loan to buy more items to sell, and will use the additional income she earns to put money aside for her old age and to renovate her house. In the future, she plans to expand her stall into a food store. She expresses thanks 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
  • 64
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,347,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,323.8
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Koma to buy food stuffs such as palm oil, salt, onions and seasonings.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 12, 2013
May 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013