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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 33-year-old Kadiatu from Waterloo Eastern area in Freetown. She is widowed with 3 children between the ages of 3 years and 18 years. Two of her children are attending school. She started in business because she dropped out of school and she didn't want to be idle. All of a sudden she lost her husband.

Kadiatu runs a baby clothes operation, selling baby clothes, shoes and baby oil. She has been running this business since 2010. She works at the business every day, twelve hours per day. Kadiatu says that the main challenge to her business is that transporting her goods from the city to her business place is very difficult.

She has requested a loan in order to purchase baby items including baby clothes, shoes and baby oil for resale. The extra income from this loan will allow her to buy a plot of land and renovate her house. In the future, she plans to open a big shop. 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
  • 2
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,326.7
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Kadiatu to purchase babies' items including baby clothes, shoes and baby oil for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 15, 2013
May 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014