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In October 2008, Marie S. joined LAPO, SL to improve her life and that of her family financially. She is 28 years old, married with 4 children, and the children are all schooling. Her husband is a teacher in one of the government school in Sierra Leone and he supports his family with his salary.

Marie sells palm oil by the gallon very close to Funkia market in Goderich where she lives. She is requesting 3,000,000 Leones which she wants to invest in the palm oil business. This is the fourth loan she has taken from LAPO, SL. Marie plans to use the income generated from the business to improve the living conditions of her family.

About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 46
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,905.7
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Marie to buy gallons of palm oil for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 20, 2010
Apr 23, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 5, 2011