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Bintu is 45 years old and is married with seven children aged between 4 and 23 years old. She runs a palm oil business in the Waterloo 2 Eastern area in Freetown. She started the business because she wants to create a permanent source of living for her children.

She has been in this business for 12 years now, and sells palm oil at a particular market place. She describes her major hardship as inadequate funds to run her business, and transportation is a problem.

Bintu requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more gallons of palm oil to expand her business. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her increase her business and repay her loan. In the future, she would like to open a big palm oil store. She is grateful 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
  • 5
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,368.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Bintu to purchase more gallons of palm oil to expand her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 5, 2013
Jul 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013