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Josephine S. is 42 years old and is married to a village head man in Tokeh: a rural community in Waterloo. She has 3 children: 2 sons who are in secondary school and one daughter who is in primary school.

She is raising 7 other children who are her nephews. They depend on her and they are all in secondary school. Josephine owns a fishing boat and has several young men who fish for her. She has been in this business for 10 years.

With this loan of 3 million Leones she intends to hire more fishermen and to buy more fishing nets. It is her hope to be a model in the fishing industry.

About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 41
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  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,915.8
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Josephine to hire more fishermen and to buy more nets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 19, 2010
Apr 24, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 5, 2011