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Emma is 35 years old and married. She has one child, aged ten years. She runs a provision store in Tengbeh town, the western part of Freetown.

Emma has been in this business for 7 years and sells Ovaltine, milk, sugar, sardines, etc., at her store. She says that her business is doing well.

She requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more sugar, milk and cocoa. Emma says that the extra income from this loan will help her to educate her child. In the future, she would like to see her business expand more.

Additional Information

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
  • 4,317.8
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Emma to purchase more sugar, milk, cocoa, and sardines.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 12, 2011
Aug 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012