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Isatu is 21 years old and single. She has two children, aged one and four. She runs a general stock in Torkpoi town, Sierra Leone. She started her business to generate income to support her children.

She's been in this business for seven years, selling cosmetics, soda, and batteries at home. She says that the main challenge is insufficient capital to run the business.

Isatu requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to buy cosmetics, soda, and batteries. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her improve the life of her family and increase her business. In the future, she would like to expand her business to a shop level. She is grateful for your support.

Additional Information

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
  • 3
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,328.1
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Isatu to buy cosmetics, soda, and batteries to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 8, 2013
May 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014