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Meet 45-year-old Mariatu from Waterloo Western rural area in Freetown. She is married with 2 children between the ages of 12 and 22 years. Her children are currently attending school. For the past 15 years, Mariatu has been running her established stationary business. She began her business because she needs to create income to support the home. She works at the business 10 hours per day and 7 days per week. She says that the main challenge for her business lack of enough capital to run her business.

Mariatu requires a loan in order to books, pens, pencil to expand her business. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to increase her business and renovate her house. In the future, Mariatu plans to own a big stationary 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
  • 53
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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 $200 helped Mariatu to buy books, pens, pencils to expand her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 26, 2013
Aug 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013