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Meet 45-year-old Mariama from Jui eastern area in Sierra Leone. She is married with four children between the ages of 8 and 25 years old. For over 10 years, Mariam has had her retail business. She began her business because she wanted to improve her standard of living. She works at the business 12 hours per day and 7 days per week. She says that at present her business is doing well.

Mariama requires a loan in order to purchase more soft drinks, milk, biscuits and sugar for resale. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to repay her loan and expand her business. In the future Mariama plans to open a bigger shop. 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
  • 52
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,342,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,328.3
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $150 helped Mariama to purchase more soft drinks, milk, biscuits and sugar for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 9, 2013
Aug 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013