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Theresa is in her late forties. She is married with six children and also has five additional dependents at home. She runs a retail business in Kandeh town Bo, in the Southern area of Sierra Leone. She started this business because her husband does not have a job and she needed to get a source of income to support the home.

She's been in this business for 16 years and sells palm oil and wood from her house. She says that the main challenges are transporting her goods is very difficult and improper business location.

Theresa requested this loan through Kiva partner BRAC Sierra Leone in order to purchase more palm oil and wood to resell. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her to be responsible for her family feeding and to have a permanent business location. In the future, she would like to open a local food store enterprise. She is grateful 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
  • 3
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,328.7
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Theresa to purchase more palm oil and wood to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 2, 2013
May 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014