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This is 45 year-old Ibrahim. He is married and has five children who are 4, 7, 14, 17, 18 years old.

Ibrahim established his fish vending business many years ago, in order to generate income. Working seven days a week and ten hours a day, he earns about Le 600,000 every month from this business. Ibrahim is very hard working and determined, and would like a loan in the amount of Le 3,000,000 to buy fish in larger quantities. He hopes that this loan will enable him to increase his monthly profits by approximately Le 1,200,000.

In the future, Ibrahim plans to sell fish wholesale to his colleagues. With his increased profit, Ibrahim plans to construct a home for his family. He thanks you for your support.

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About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 33
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,075.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Ibrahim to buy more baskets of dried fish for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 6, 2010
Oct 24, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012