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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 35-year-old Mamie from Kandeh town Bo. She is married and has five children between the ages of 5 and 19. Two of her children are currently attending school. She began this business because she wants to be independent.

Mamie runs a general store; she sells soft drinks, bread, biscuits, and sweets. She has been running this business for 10 years. She works at the business throughout the week, 10 hours per day. Mamie says that her business is doing well.She has been able to increase her customer rate and make more sales.

Mamie has requested a loan in order to purchase soft drinks, bread, biscuits, and sweets for resale. The extra income from this loan will allow her to pay her children's school fees and increase her business. In the future, she plans to expand her enterprise even more. 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
  • 22
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,379,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,329.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $150 helped Mamie to purchase soft drinks, bread, biscuits, and sweets for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 26, 2013
Oct 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014