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This is 40-year-old Kadiatu from Waterloo, eastern area in Freetown. She is married with five children between the ages of 3 months and 16 years. She began this business because she wanted to create a permanent source of income for her living.

Kadiatu runs a general store; she sells brooms, limes and charcoal. She has been running this business since five years ago. She works at the business every day, 12 hours per day. She says that her business is doing well, because out of the profit, she is able to take care of herself and her children.

Kadiatu has requested a loan in order to purchase items such as brooms, limes, charcoal and palm oil. The extra income from this loan will allow her to repay her loan and change her family's status of living. In the future, she plans to expand her business more. 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
  • 54
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,327,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,329.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Kadiatu to purchase items such as brooms, limes, charcoal and palm oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 26, 2013
Aug 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014