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Meet 19-year-old Hassanatu from Waterloo Eastern area in Freetown. She is single with no child for now. She began her business because she wants to develop herself and her parents. In 2011, Hassanatu established her palm oil business. She works at the business from 8:00am until 9:00pm, Monday to Friday. She says that the main challenges to her business are price inflation and transportation difficulties.

Hassanatu requires a loan in order to purchase gallons of palm oil for resale. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to increase her business and enable her to attend a vocation school to learn hairdressing. In the future, Hassanatu plans to become a hairdresser. 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
  • 16
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,329.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Hassanatu to purchase gallons of palm oil for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 26, 2013
Oct 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014