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Meet 29-year-old Kadiatu from Moriba town in Sierra Leone. She is married with two children aged two years and seven years-old. One of her children is currently attending school. In 2008, Kadiatu established her fish business. She began her business because she needed to create her own source of income instead of depending on her husband alone. She works at the business eight hours per day and six days per week. She says that the main challenge to her business is transporting the fish which is very difficult as sometimes vehicles break on the way.

Kadiatu requires a loan in order to purchase more fish to resell. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to increase her business and pay her child's school fees. In the future, Kadiatu plans to expand her business. 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
  • 4,277.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD