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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 45-year-old Isatu from Tombo Western, a rural area near Freetown. She is married and blessed with 3 children between the ages of 18 years and 25 years. One of her children is currently going to school. She began this business because she wants to strive to earn her living.

Isatu runs a retail business at home; she sells cooking items like rice, palm oil and cooking season at her house. She has been running this business since the end of the war. She works on the business throughout the week, from morning to night. Isatu says that the main challenge to her business is price inflation and insufficient finance to expand her business.

Isatu has requested a loan in order to buy more cooking items like rice, palm oil and cooking season. The extra income from this loan will allow her to increase her business and educate her children. In the future, she plans to build a house. 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
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,327,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,280.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD