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Meet 32-year-old Tigidankay from Waterloo, a western rural area in Sierra Leone. She is married with 2 children, ages 5 years and 15 years, who are currently attending school. Her husband is a chief but he has four wives, so Tigidankay wants to be self-dependent and create her own income to support her children.

In 2000, Tigidankay established her palm oil business. She works at the business every day from morning to night. She says that the main challenges to her business are the lack of finances to operate her business and transportation problems.

Tigidankay requires a loan in order to purchase more gallons of palm oil for resale. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to have a permanent business location and increase her business. In the future, Tigidankay plans to open a big palm oil store. 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
  • 1
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,328.3
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Tigidankay to purchase more gallons of palm oil for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 13, 2013
Jun 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013