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Gbassary prepares and sells fish to earn an income. She offers her wares at a busy market, working 10 hours per day, six days per week. She has been running this business since 2006. She cites her primary challenge as the inconsistent availability of fish from the wharf.

She is in her early forties and lives in the Tombo Western rural area of Freetown. Her husband is a fisherman and they are blessed with four children between the ages of four and 20 years old. Two of the children are still attending school.

Gbassary has requested a loan in order to purchase more fish to prepare and offer for sale. The extra income generated from this loan will allow her to ensure the education of her children and to make essential renovations to her house. Her goal for the future is to build a new house for the family to live in.

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
  • 4,329.7
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $100 helped Gbassary to purchase fish to prepare and offer for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 30, 2013
May 31, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014