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Abiabatu is 35 years old and married with 2 children that are 3 and 5 years old. She sells domestic products in Tombo, a western rural area in Sierra Leone. She started this business because she wants to improve the condition of her family.

She's been in this business since after the war and sells glass cups, knives and food containers within her community. She says that the main problem to her business is an improper business location.

Abiabatu requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more spoons and a variety of food containers for resale. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her increase her business and take care of her family. In the future, she would like to open a big shop. She is grateful 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
  • 4,288.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $150 helped Abiabatu to purchase more spoons and a variety of food containers for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 24, 2013
Nov 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014