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Sarah is 35 years old and is married with 1 child, aged 16. She runs a clothing store in Kissy near Freetown.

Sarah has been in this business for 13 years and sells clothes, shoes, bags and jewelry at her store. Her business is her only source of income. She says that her main business challenge is that sales of clothes and other items depend on the season.

She requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more shoes, bags and jewelry. Sarah says that the extra income from this loan will help her improve the standard of living of her family. In the future, she would like to import goods from overseas by container.

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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
  • 40
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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