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Zainab is 40 years old and married with 3 children between 5 years and 10 years old. She runs a general store in Tombo, a rural area in western Sierra Leone.

To earn a living, she’s been in this business since 2008 and sells soda, milk, cigarettes and biscuits in her community. She says that the main problem for her business is a lack of capital to expand her business.

Zainab has requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to buy more soda, milk, cigarettes and biscuits for resale. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her to increase her business and pay her children’s school fees. In the future, she would like to buy a plot of land. 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

  • $903
    Average annual income
  • 6
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $8,977,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,329.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $150 helped Zainab to purchase more soda, milk, cigarettes and biscuits for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 15, 2013
Jun 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013