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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 41-year-old Isatu from the eastern area of Waterloo, in Freetown. She is married with five children between the ages of 8 and 19; her children are attending school. She began her business after vocational training school.

Isatu runs a beauty salon within a busy market area; she sells hair, shampoo, conditioner, and hair cream. She has been running this business since 2006. She works at the business six days per week, ten hours a day. Isatu says that the major problem to her salon is insufficient capital to buy equipment for the shop.

Isatu has requested a loan in order to purchase salon equipment such as a dryer, a curling pin, and a fan. The extra income from this loan will allow her to improve her status and educate her children up to the university level.

In the future, she plans to open one of the biggest beauty salons in the community. 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
  • 30
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    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 beauty salon equipment such as a dryer, a curling pin, and a fan.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 15, 2013
May 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014