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This is 48-year-old Marie from Jui eastern area in Freetown. She is married with 7 children. Two of her children are going to school. She also has two additional dependents at home.

Marie runs a food stand business; she sells onions, ground nut cooking oil and cooking seasoning. She has been running this business for 18 years. She works at the business 12 hours per day and 7 days per week. Her hardship in her business is price fluctuation.

Marie has requested a loan in order to buy more onions, ground nut cooking oil and cooking seasoning for resale. The extra income from this loan will allow her to increase her business and take care of her family. In the future, she plans to expand her table business. 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
  • 30
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,245,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,323.8
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Marie to buy more onions, ground nut cooking oil and cooking seasoning for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 12, 2013
May 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013