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This is 50-year-old Konna from Torkpoi town Bo, in the southern area of Sierra Leone. She is married with five children between the ages of 11 and 25 years old.

Konna runs a local soap business; she sells local soap at her house. She has been running this business for three years. She works at the business throughout the week and eight hours per day. She also receives income from her elder son. She says that the main challenges to her business are insufficient capital to run her business and price inflation.

Konna has requested a loan in order to purchase palm oil and detergent for making soap. The extra income from this loan will allow her to increase her business and put a roof on her house to protect her residence from the rainy season. In the future, she plans to expand her business to a soap making factory. She appreciates 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
  • 4,328.7
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Konna to purchase palm oil and detergent for making soap.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 3, 2013
May 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013