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Amie is 36 years old and married with three children between the ages of 6 and 16 years old. She runs a fish and wood business in Jui, in the eastern area of Freetown. Her children are going to school. She started this business because she did not go to school and she was trained in business.

To earn a living, she’s been in this business for more than 15 years and sells fish and wood within a busy market area. She says that the main challenge to her business is price increases and the slow purchasing power of her customers.

She requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more fish and wood to expand her business. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her increase her business and improve her standard of living. In the future, she would like to expand her business to a higher level. 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

  • $903
    Average annual income
  • 7
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $8,977,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,323.8
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Amie to purchase more fish and wood to expand her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 12, 2013
May 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013