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Meet 46-year-old Aminata from Waterloo Eastern area in Freetown. She is married with five children between the ages of 10 years and 25 years. She began her business because she wanted to develop her family's standard of living. In 1991, Aminata established her local foodstuff business. She works at the business from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. She says that the main challenges to her business are price inflation and transportation difficulties.

Aminata requires a loan in order to purchase gallons of palm oil. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to pay her children's school fees and increase her business. In the future, Aminata plans to own the biggest local food store in the community. 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
  • 30
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,329.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD