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Roland Tarawallie owns a shop at the back of the central market in Bo. He sells various cooking items both wholesale and retail and has operated this business for twenty years.

He is married and has 10 dependents, four of whom are his children. One of the sons usually helps in the business. His wife is also a trader.

Roland seeks to import more products (food items) from Guinea. He has a very good group credit history and used to be the leader of a solidarity group.

He hopes to use the proceeds to educate his children and to build a house.

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About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 48
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,977,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,887.5
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Roland to import food items from Guinea.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 17, 2010
Feb 25, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2010