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Meet 50-year-old Isatu from the Waterloo Eastern area in Freetown. She is married with 5 children. Three of her children are currently attending school. In 1999, Isatu established her traditional business. She began her business because she did not go school. Instead she decided to do business. She works at the business throughout the week, 12 hours per day. She says that her business is the only source of income she has.

Isatu requires a loan in order to purchase traditional items such as calabash (gourds), fanner (lightweight woven trays), local pots and wooden spoons. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to increase her business and pay her installments. In the future, Isatu plans to expand her business to a higher level. 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
  • 4,326.7
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Isatu to purchase traditional items such as calabash, fanner, local pots and wooden spoons.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 15, 2013
May 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014