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Mohamed operates a grocery business to earn an income. In his late thirties, Mohamed is married and has two children, ages two and seven, both of whom are enrolled in school. The family lives in Tombo.

Mohamed established his grocery store in 2005 within the Tombo community. He wanted to create a permanent source of income to support his family. He works at the business seven days per week from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and says that the main challenge to his business is the price inflation of his goods.

Mohamed is requesting a loan in order to purchase such items as milk, pure water, cigarettes, and soft drinks to offer for sale. He hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow him to become more successful and continue to pay his children's school fees.

In the future, Mohamed plans to expand his enterprise to wholesale.

He thanks you for your support.

Additional Information

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
  • 13
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,339.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Mohamed to purchase such items as milk, pure water, cigarettes, and soft drinks to offer for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 19, 2013
Jun 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014