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Mbalu is 40 years old and is from the Lunsar Northern area in Sierra Leone. She is married with four children ages 11 to 20 years old. Three of her children are currently attending school.

Mbalu runs a food stand within her community and sells rice, palm oil and cooking seasoning. She has been running this business since 1985. She works at the business every day, 11 hours per day. She says that the main challenge to her business is the poor road network within her operating area.

Mbalu has requested a loan in order to buy, rice, palm oil and cooking seasoning for resale. The extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children and take good care of her family. In the future, she plans to expand her business. She appreciates 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
  • 4,300.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Mbalu to buy rice, palm oil and cooking seasoning for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 13, 2013
Oct 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014