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Meet 38-year-old Bonkie from Waterloo2, a western rural area in Freetown. She is single with one three-year-old child. In 2007, Bonkie established her used clothing material business. She began her business because she wants to generate a permanent source of income to support her child. She works at the business from 8:00 am until 5:30 pm, 7 days per week. She says that the main challenges to her business are insufficient capital to expand her business.

Bonkie requires a loan in order to purchase more used clothing for resale. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children and increase her business. In the future, Bonkie plans to expand her business to a higher level. 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

  • $903
    Average annual income
  • 43
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,192,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,338.4
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD