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Aminata is 29 years old and married with 3 children between the ages of 2 years and 15 years. She runs a cookery business in the Jui Eastern area in Freetown. She has been in this business for 11 years, selling local food within her community. She says that her main business challenge is occasionally slow purchasing power.

Aminata requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to buy more seasonings, rice, and cooking oil for resale. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her to increase her business and educate her children. In the future, she would like to expand her business more than ever. 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
  • 57
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,327,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,286.2
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Aminata to buy more seasonings, rice, and cooking oil for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 17, 2013
Nov 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014