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Ishmatu
This is 28-year-old Ishmatu from Moriba town Bo. She is married with 2 children between the ages of 2 years and 10 years. One of her children is going to school. She married at a young age but her husband cannot take care of the home.

Ishmatu runs a Charcoal business; she sells chart coal from her house. She has been running this business for 7 years. She works at the business every day from morning to night. Despite the inadequate finance to run her business, she desires to educate her children.

Ishmatu has requested a loan in order to buy more charcoal for resale. The extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children and increase her business. In the future, she plans to build her own permanent resident. She appreciates your support.

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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

  • $903
    Average annual income
  • 21
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,015,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,326.7
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD