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Emma is 24 years old and single, with one child, one year old. She runs a local food business in Jui, an eastern area in Freetown.

Emma's been in business for three years, selling fried fish and chicken. She says that the main challenge to her business is inadequate finances to expand her business.

Emma requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone Microfinance Company Limited to purchase cooking materials, including cooking oil, fish, pepper, and seasoning. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her to change her standard of living and repay her loan.

In the future, Emma would like to open a restaurant. She is grateful for your support.

Additional Information

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
  • 32
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,320.3
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $100 helped Emma to purchase cooking materials, including cooking oil, fish, pepper, and seasoning.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 6, 2013
Jun 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013