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Meet 47-year-old Mariatu from the Rokupr Northern area in Sierra Leone. She is married with four children and she has two additional dependents that live with her because they are relatives. In 1989, Mariatu established her traditional medicine business. She began her business because she needed to create income to support the home. She works at the business every day, 12 hours per day. She says that the main challenge to her business is price inflation.

Mariatu requires a loan in order to buy more traditional medicine to expand her business. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to increase her business so she can attract customers and improve her family's standard of living. In the future, Mariatu plans to open a traditional clinic. She 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
  • 29
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,327.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $150 helped Mariatu to buy more traditional medicine to expand her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 20, 2013
Jul 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014