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Meet 27-year-old Tenneh from Moriba town, Bo, Sierra Leone. She is single, with 3 children between the ages of 5, 8 and 11. Her children are currently attending school. In 2006, Tenneh established her fish business. She began her business because she is alone taking care of her children. She works at the business 10 hours per day and 6 days per week. She describes her major problem as that if the purchasing power is slow, the fish becomes spoiled.

Tenneh requires a loan in order to buy more carton fish for resale. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children and increase her business. In the future, Tenneh plans to purchase larger quantities of fish. 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
  • 16
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,328.6
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD