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Baby is 38 years old and married with four children between 3 and 23 years old. She runs an electronic appliance store in Waterloo near Freetown. She has three children who are currently attending school.

Baby has owned this business for two years and sells television sets, tapes and DVDs at her store. Her business is the only source of income she has. She says that the main challenge to her business is the problem of transportation.

She requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchases more electronic appliances. Baby says that the extra income from this loan will help her improve the standard of living for her family. In the future, she would like to be a supplier for other business partners.

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
  • 13
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,574,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,417.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Baby to purchases more television sets, DVDs and tapes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 9, 2011
Sep 9, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012