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Saffinatu is 32 years old and married with four children, between the ages of 1 and 16 years old. She runs a medical drug business in Tombo in western rural Sierra Leone. She started this business to meet her daily needs.

She's been in this business since 2010, and sells blood syrup, pain tablets, malaria drugs and oral rehydration salts within her community. She says that the main challenge to her business is that sometimes the drugs expire and cool.

Saffinatu requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to buy purchase different kinds of medicine for resale. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her increase her business and repay her loan. In the future, she would like to buy an open a big pharmacy. 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
  • 21
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,379,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,328.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $150 helped Saffinatu to purchase different kinds of medicine for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 2, 2013
May 31, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014