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This is 40-year-old Mamie from Torkpoi Town Bo, in the southern area of Sierra Leone. She is married with five children. She began this business to create a permanent source of income to support herself.

Mamie runs a palm oil business; she sells palm oil and gari (snack made from cassava) at her house. She has been running this business for five years. She works at the business throughout the week and eight hours per day. She says that the main challenges to her business are insufficient capital to run her business and price inflation.

Mamie has requested a loan in order to purchase palm oil and beans. The extra income from this loan will allow her to increase her business and improve her standard of living. In the future, she plans to expand her business. 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
  • 22
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,379,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,322.5
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD