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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 48-year-old Yeabu from the eastern area of Waterloo in Freetown. She is married with three children. She did not going to school, so she decided to do run a restaurant so she can take care of her family,

Along with the restaurant, she sells palm oil and coconut oil. She has been running this business for 15 years and she works at the business 7 days per week, 12 hours per day. Yeabu says that her business is doing well; she has taken a loan for a third time, and out of the profit she is able to take care of her children.

Yeabu has requested a loan to purchase bags of rice, gallons of palm oil, pure water, and soft drinks. The extra income from this loan will allow her to improve her standard of living and start her building project.

In the future, she plans to open a big restaurant. She thanks you for your support!

Additional Information

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
  • 54
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,327,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,326.7
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,400 helped Yeabu to purchase bags of rice, gallons of palm oil, pure water, and soft drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 15, 2013
May 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014