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Betty is 48 years old and married with two children. She runs a cookery business in Jui Eastern area in Freetown. She began this business to take care of her children's welfare. She's been in this business for eight years and sells local food within her community. She says that the main problem in her business is insufficient capital to expand it.

Betty requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to buy more cooking seasonings, rice and cooking oil to expand her business for resale. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her increase her business and educate her children. In the future, she would like to expand her business even more. 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
  • 4,323.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Betty to buy more cooking seasonings, rice and cooking oil to expand her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 22, 2013
Nov 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014