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Kaprie is 46 years old and married with three children, ranging from ages 1 to 17. Two of his children are attending school, and he also supports 4 relatives.

Kaprie runs a building materials shop in Goderich, a part of Western Area in Sierra Leone. He has been in this business for 17 years and sells pipes, electrical cables, pumps, hand basins, and toilet seats. He says that the main challenge to his business is lacking access to more capital to grow and expand.

He requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase new products, including nails, cement, and paint, and to stock up on more pipes and electrical cables. Kaprie says that the extra income from this loan will improve the welfare of his family. In the future, he would like to open more building material stores around the city.

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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
  • 35
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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 Kaprie to purchase more pipes, electrical cables, hand basins, and other building materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 10, 2011
Oct 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2012