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Meet 45-year-old Marie, from Waterloo2, an eastern area in Freetown. She is married and blessed with four children.

Marie began her business because she wanted to develop herself and her children. In 2001, Marie established her general stock business. She works at the business nine hours per day, seven days per week. She says that the main challenges to her business are price inflation and transportation difficulties.

Marie requires a loan in order to purchase more items like cigarettes, biscuits, 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, Marie 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
  • 64
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,347,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,340.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Marie to purchase more items like cigarettes, biscuits, drinks, and pure water.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 2, 2013
Nov 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014