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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is Aminata, in her late 40s, from Tombo, in western rural Sierra Leone. She is widowed, with four children between the ages of seven and 25 years. Two of her children are attending school.

Aminata runs a fish business within her community. She has been running this business for four years. She works at the business eight hours per day and seven days per week. Her major challenge is insufficient capital to run her business.

Aminata has requested a loan in order to buy more fish for resale. The extra income from this loan will allow her to change her status of living by meeting their daily needs and paying her children's school fees. In the future, she plans to become a wholesaler in the fish 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
  • 51
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,344,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,329.7
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD