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Abie is 35 years old and married with two children, ages 3 and 13. She runs a local food stuff store in Waterloo near Freetown. Her two children are currently attending secondary school.

Abie has been in this business for 13 years and sells rice, local rice, dhal beans and sugar at her marketplace. Her business is her only source of income. She says that her business is doing well.

She requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more local foodstuff. Abie says that the extra income from this loan will help her improve the good health of her family and educate her children. In the future, she would like to expand her business.

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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
  • 14
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,574,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,401.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD