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Meet Lami, He is in his late 30s and comes from Tombo, a town in the eastern part of Sierra Leone. He is married, and has two children aged five and ten years. His children are currently attending school. In 2001, Lami established his grocery business in the Tombo community. He began his business, because he wanted to create a permanent source of income to support his family and to educate his children. He works at the business from 8:00am until 7:00 pm, 7 days per week. He says that the main challenges to his business are slow sales in the rainy season, and the high cost of rent.

Lami requires a loan in order to purchase more items to resell at his store, such as soft drinks, cigarettes, pure water and fishing equipment. He hopes that the extra income from this loan will enable him to become more successful and pay his children's school fees. In the future, Lami plans to expand his enterprise and build a permanent business location. He 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
  • 30
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,339.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD