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Meet 44-year-old Kula from Moriba town, Bo, in the Southern area, in Sierra Leone. She is married to a driver and blessed with 3 children between the ages of 8 and 16 years. Two of her children are currently attending school. In 2004, Kula established her palm oil business. She began her business because she wanted to create an income to support the home. She works at the business every day, and she walks 4 miles away to her operation area. She says at present she faces a transportation problem in reaching her operation area.

Kula requires a loan in order to buy more gallons of palm oil, and alongside this, beans and pepper. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to renovate her house and educate her children. In the future, Kula plans to build a big store in the community. She thanks you 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
  • 32
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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 $200 helped Kula to buy more gallons of palm oil, beans, and pepper.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 18, 2013
May 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014