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This is 43 year old Yayah from Jui, eastern area in Freetown. He is married with 2 children, between the ages of 7 and 10 years. He began this business because he wants to create a permanent source of income to support his family.

Yayah runs a general store. He sells drinks, cigarettes, pure water and tooth paste. He has been running this business 1 year. He works at the business every day, 12 hours per day. He says that he is very hardworking and hopes to educate his children. His major hardship is the slow purchasing power of customers.

Yayah has requested a loan in order to purchase items such as drinks, cigarette, pure water and tooth paste. The extra income from this loan will allow him to pay his installment and have his daily meal. In the future, He plans to open another shop. He appreciates your support.

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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