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This is 38 year-old Mohamed from Waterloo eastern area in Freetown. He is married with one child, aged 13 years. He began this business because he saw that operating a business could be profitable.

Mohamed runs a general store. He sells beverages, cigarettes, pure water, and tin milk. He has been running this business for eight years. He works at the business every day, 12 hours per day. He says that the main challenges to his business are price inflation and electricity power supply.

Mohamed has requested a loan in order to purchase items such as beverages, cigarette, pure water, and tin milk. The extra income from this will allow him to pay his installments and cover his daily meals. In the future, he plans to open another shop. He appreciates 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
  • 2
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,337.8
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD
A loan of $1,400 helped Mohamed to purchase items such as beverages, cigarettes, pure water, and tin milk for resale.
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 14, 2013
Dec 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 6, 2014