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Meet 19-year-old Mabinty from Jui eastern area in Freetown. She is single with one child aged three months. In 2010, Mabitny established a retail business. She began her business because she did not go school and she was trained to do business. She works at the business from 8:00 am until 7:00pm, 7 days per week. She says that the main challenges to her business are price inflation and high cost of transportation.

Mabitny requires a loan in order to purchase rice and cooking seasoning to expand her business. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to change her standard of living and increase her business. In the future, Mabitny plans to expand her business 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
  • 2
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,327.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Mabinty to purchase rice and cooking seasoning to expand her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 28, 2013
Oct 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014