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This is 33-year-old Aminata from Waterloo Eastern area in Freetown. She is widowed with three children between the ages of 9 and 17. She started doing business so that she would be independent in life.

Aminata runs a local food business within a busy market; she sells rice, beans, palm oil, and coconut oil. She has been running this business for ten years, and she works every day, 12 hours a day. She says the main challenge to her business is insufficient capital.

Aminata has requested a loan to buy more food items like rice, beans, palm oil, and coconut oil. The extra income from this loan will allow her to increase her business and change her family's status of living.

In the future, she plans to build a house. She appreciates 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
  • 23
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,379,975
    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 Aminata to buy more food items like rice, beans, palm oil, and coconut oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 15, 2013
May 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014