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Mariama is 31 years old and married with three children who are 2 and 10 years old. She runs a palm oil business in Moriba town, Bo, in the southern area of Sierra Leone. Her children are going to school. She began this business to create a permanent source of income to educate her children.

She's been in this business for five years and sells palm oil. She says that the main challenge to her business is transportation problems.

She requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more local food like cassava, palm oil and beans. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her increase her business and pay her installment. In the future, she would like to build a permanent business store. 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
  • 29
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,328.6
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Mariama to purchase more local food like cassava, palm oil and beans.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 22, 2013
May 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014