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Ramatu
Meet 50-year-old Ramatu from Waterloo2 Eastern area in Freetown. She is widowed with 5 children. She began her business because she wants to be self-dependent. In 2002, Ramatu established her general stock business. She works at the business 9 hours per day, every day. She says that the main challenges to her business are price inflation and insufficient capital to expand her business.

Ramatu requires a loan in order to purchase more items like cigarettes, biscuits, soap 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, Ramatu 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
  • 54
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,327,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,338.4
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Ramatu to purchase more items like cigarettes, biscuits, soap and pure water.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 25, 2013
Listed
Nov 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 17, 2014