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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 31-year-old Marie from Port Loko. She is married and has three children. Her children are currently going to school. Her income is not enough to support the home.

Marie runs a bar and restaurant at her house. She sells stout, start beer and snacks. She has been running this business since 2003. She works at the business throughout the week from morning to night. Marie says that her business is going well because she started with a small amount through BRAC.

Marie has requested a loan in order to buy assorted drinks like start beer, stout, soft drinks and prepared food for resale. The extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children and expand her business. In the future, she plans to open a big shop. 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
  • 2
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,327.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Marie to buy assorted drinks like start beer, stout, soft drinks and prepared food for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 24, 2013
Jun 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014