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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 47-year-old Saffiatu from Waterloo, in the Eastern area of Freetown. She is divorced with four children between the ages of 13 years and 27 years. Three of her children are attending school. She started this business because she needed to create a permanent source of income to support the home.

Saffiatu runs a retail store. She sells toothpaste, soap, drinks and electronic devices. She has been running this business since 2007. She works at the business seven days, twelve hours per day. Saffiatu says that the main challenge to her business is the fact that transporting her goods from the city to her business place is very difficult.

Saffiatu has requested a loan in order to purchase items including toothpaste, soap, drinks and electronic devices for resale. The extra income from this loan will allow her to buy a plot of land and renovate her house. In the future, she plans to build a permanent business location. 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
  • 4,337.5
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Saffiatu to purchase food items including toothpaste, soap, drinks and electronic devices for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 16, 2013
Sep 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014