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Kawaita S. is 46 years old and lives in Waterloo with her husband and five children. Her eldest three children are in secondary school and her youngest two are in primary school.

Kawaita has been selling goods for 27 years now. She sells food items such as rice, beans, oil and salt, and items for home use such as soap and detergent. Kawaita has taken four previous loans from Kiva partner, LAPOSL, which she invested in her business to increase her profit. With this loan of 3,000,000 SLL, she will purchase additional items for sale. This will be of immense benefit to her because it is a step to her dream of being a major trader in her community.

About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 47
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,924.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Kawaita to purchase rice, beans, oil, salt, soap and detergents.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 22, 2010
Apr 26, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 5, 2011