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Meet 39-year-old Alice from Kandeh town Bo in Sierra Leone. She is married with five children, two of which are going to school.

In 2005, Alice established her palm oil business. She began her business because she needed to generate income to take care of herself and her family. She works at the business every day from morning to night. She says that the main challenges to her business are price inflation and transportation.

Alice requires a loan to purchase palm oil, gari (a starchy vegetable), and general stock. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to increase her business and repay her loan.

In the future, Alice plans to take her business to a higher level. She 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
  • 16
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,345.4
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Alice to purchase palm oil, gari and general stock.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 22, 2013
Jun 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014