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Nanah is 37 years old and married with two children, ages 4 and 13. She also supports 3 relatives at home.

She runs a cooking and food items shop in Goderich, Sierra Leone, and has been in this business for 8 years. Nanah sells food products such as canned goods, pop drinks, rice, and spices. Her husband is a taxi driver and businessman, and helps the family generate more income. She says that the main challenge to her business is the rise and fall in goods that affect her monthly turnover.

She requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more food products, drinks, and seasonings. Nanah says that the extra income from this loan will help her add more goods to her store and support her family. In the future, she would like to extend her business to different parts of town.

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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
  • 39
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,531.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Nanah to purchase more canned goods, oil, flour, and pop drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 13, 2011
Oct 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2012