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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 39-year-old Mariama from Torkpoi town. She is married with four children between the ages of five and 20 years old. Three of her children are attending school. She began her business to engage herself in doing something.

Mariama runs a food stand business; she sells onions, rice, tomatoes paste and pepper. She has been running this business for 15 years. She works at the business for 10 hours, 7 days per week. She says that the main challenge to her business is the slow purchasing power of the customer.

Mariama has requested a loan in order to buy food commodities like onions, rice, tomatoes paste and pepper. The extra income from this loan will allow her to increase her business and educate her children.

In the future, she plans to build a house. She thanks you 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
  • 2
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    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 buy food commodities like onions, rice, tomatoes paste and pepper.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 18, 2013
May 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014