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Esther is 40 years old and married with 5 children between 2 and 19 years old. She runs a fish business in in Tombo, which is in the Western Rural District in Sierra Leone.

To earn a living, she’s been in this business since 1998; she sells fish at home. Her husband is out of a job, so she has to run a business to have a permanent source of income. She says that the main challenges to her business are her business's location and financing to run her business at present. She is struggling to survive .

Esther requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to buy more fish to resell. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her move from a single room to a big residential apartment. In the future, she would like to open a local food store and build a big house. 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
  • 16
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,329.7
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD