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Foday, a 50-year-old married father of six children between the ages of 11 and 27, four of whom are currently attending school, runs a provisions store in Calabatown in the eastern part in Freetown. In this business for 10 years, Foday sells milk, sugar, ovaltine and eggs, and also earns income from renting out a house. He says that his main business challenge is price inflation.

Requesting this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more provision items, Foday says that the resulting extra income will help him improve his standard of living and educate his children. In the future, he would like to expand his 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
  • 46
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,068,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,401.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Foday to purchase more milk, sugar, ovaltine and eggs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 16, 2011
Oct 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2012