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This is 44-year-old Katty K.. She is a widow and has one child aged 17. In 2007, Katty established her plastic slippers and sandals business. She began her business because she realised that it was necessary that she also become productive in her marital home. Her business is open 6 days a week and 10 hours a day.

Katty would like a loan in the amount of Le 5,000,000. Katty requires a loan in order to purchase a large quantity of plastic slippers and sandals for her business. "Now that I have lost my husband and I do not have anyone to help me support my child, my business is the only solution to my problems," said Katty. "I wish to see my child through her education."

Katty thanks you for your support.

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About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 43
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,082,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,325.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Katty to buy more plastic slippers and sandals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 6, 2011
Apr 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012