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Meet 35-year-old Mariatu from Tombo western rural in Sierra Leone. She is married and has 3 children between the ages of 3 year and 18 years. All three of her children are currently attending school. In 2010, Mariatu established her home product business. She began her business because she wanted to get a source of income to support the home. She works at the business 10 hours per day, 7 days per week. She says that the main challenge to her business is that some times the purchasing power of the customer is very slow.

Mariatu requires a loan in order to buy cups, food containers, and plates for resale. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children and improve her standard of living. In the future, Mariatu 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

  • $903
    Average annual income
  • 8
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $8,977,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,338.4
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Mariatu to buy cups, food containers, and plates for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 11, 2013
Jun 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013