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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 45-year-old Mbalu from Waterloo2, eastern area in Freetown. She is married with 3 children between the ages of 7 years and 23 years. She started her business for daily survival for her family.

Mbalu runs a cookery business, and she sells the products of her cookery within her area. She has been running this business since 2004. She works at the business 12 hours per day and 6 days per week. Mbalu says that the main challenge to her business is the problem of price control in the market.

Mbalu has requested a loan in order to buy food commodities like cooking seasonings, oil and rice for preparation in her cookery business. The extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children. In the future, she plans to open a restaurant. 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
  • 16
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,337.8
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Mbalu to buy food commodities like cooking seasonings, oil and rice for preparation in her cookery business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 29, 2013
Nov 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014