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Salamatu is 43 years old and married with three children between the ages of 15 and 20. She runs a boutique in Tengbeh Town, just outside of Freetown. Salamatu has been in this business for five years and sells shoes, bags, clothes, and hair products at her store. Her business helps increase her savings and improve the family income. Salamatu says that her main business challenge is inflation.

Salamatu is requesting a loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more boutique items. She says that the extra income from her loan will help her educate her children. In the future, Salamatu would like to continue to expand her business.

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About BRAC Sierra Leone

This loan is administered by BRAC Sierra Leone. BRAC, the world’s largest NGO, takes a multi-dimensional approach to attacking poverty through offering a comprehensive range of programs in the realms of microfinance, capacity building, livelihood development, health, education, and social justice.

BRAC Sierra Leone plays a large role in providing economic empowerment to communities that lack access to the financial mainstream. BRAC Sierra Leone offers small enterprise loans to men and women who desire to expand their small businesses, generate employment opportunities, and provide new services. More information can be found on BRAC Sierra Leone’s Kiva Field Partner Page.

About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 33
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,362.5
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Salamatu to purchase boutique items, such as shoes, bags, and dresses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 10, 2011
Jun 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 23, 2013