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Meet 27-year-old Mariama from Waterloo2 Eastern area in Freetown. She is married with two children, 3 years and 7 years old. She was a house wife; she began her business because she wanted to create her daily survival contribution to the home. In 2000, Mariama established her assorted drinks business. She works at the business 9 hours per day, 6 days per week. She says that at present her business is doing well.

Mariama requires a loan in order to purchase a variety of assorted drinks and Pure Water. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to increase her business and have a permanent business location. In the future, Mariama plans to own the biggest shop 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
  • 16
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,338.4
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Mariama to purchase a variety of assorted drinks and Pure Water.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 25, 2013
Nov 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014