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Meet 29-year-old Osman from the Waterloo Eastern area in Sierra Leone. He is married and has one child, 10 years old. His child is currently going to school, and he also has three additional dependents at home. In 2004, Osman established his local food enterprise in a busy market area. He began his business because he was trained in business and wanted to develop himself and his family. He operates his business from morning to night, seven days per week. At present he is facing problems with transportation from the provinces to his place of business. Osman is applying for a loan in order to buy more rice, local food (benni), and powdered corn, for resale. He hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow him to have his own permanent business structure and take good care of his family. In the future, Osman plans to build a big house . He 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
  • 52
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,342,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,328.1
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,400 helped Osman to buy more rice, local food (benni), and powdered corn, for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 15, 2013
May 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014