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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 32-year-old Maffenda from Tombo in the western rural area in Freetown. She is married and blessed with four children between the ages 4 years and 15 years.

Maffenda runs a cookery business at home; she sells cooked food at her house. She has been running this business since 2009. She works at the business throughout the week, from morning to night. Maffenda says that the main challenge to her business is that sometimes sales are very slow.

Maffenda has requested a loan in order to buy more cooking items like rice, palm oil and cooking seasonings. The extra income from this loan will allow her to take care of her children's welfare and increase her business. In the future, she plans to open a restaurant. 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
  • 54
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,327,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,329.4
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Maffenda to buy more cooking items like rice, palm oil and cooking seasonings.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 10, 2013
Aug 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014