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This is Rosaline from Waterloo in the eastern area of Freetown. She is in her late thirties and is married with three children between the ages of seven years and 17 years. She began this business because she wants to create a permanent source of income.

Rosaline runs a general store; she sells drinks, cigarettes, biscuits and soap. She has been running this business for ten years. She works at the business every day, 12 hours per day. She says that the main challenge to her business is price inflation.

Rosaline has requested a loan in order to purchase items such as drinks, cigarettes, biscuits and soap. The extra income from this loan will allow her to pay her children's school fees and change her family's status of living. In the future, she plans to open a shop. She appreciates 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
  • 4,368.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Rosaline to purchase items such as drinks, cigarettes, biscuits and soap.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 21, 2013
Jul 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014