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This is 28-year-old Rugiatu from Rokupr Northern area in Sierra Leone. She is married with two children, ages 6 years and 10 years. Her children are currently attending school. She was a housewife, but she wanted to stop sitting at home and create her own income.

Rugiatu runs a general store within her community; she sells batteries, biscuits, pure water and soft drinks. She has been running this business since 2010. She works at the business every day, 11 hours per day. She says that the main challenges to her business are the poor road network and insufficient capital to operate her business.

Rugiatu has requested a loan in order to buy batteries, biscuits, pure water and soft drinks. The extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children and take good care of her family. In the future, she plans to build a house and send her children to university. She appreciates 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
  • 54
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,327,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,327.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Rugiatu to buy batteries, biscuits, pure water and soft drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 21, 2013
Jun 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013