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Idrissa, age 43, sells slippers, sandals, and shoes at a busy market to earn a living. He has been engaged in this business for 16 years. He lives and works in the Waterloo area. He and his wife have three children between the ages of 10 and 26 years old. All three attend school. He also supports two additional dependents at home.

Idrissa tells us that the main challenge to his business is having insufficient capital to expand his business.

He has requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone in order to purchase slippers, sandals, and shoes to offer for sale. He says that the extra income from this loan will help him to increase his business and ensure the continued education of his children.

In the future, he would like to build his own shop. He is grateful 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
  • 16
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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 $1,175 helped Idrissa to purchase slippers, sandals, and shoes to offer for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 17, 2013
Jun 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014