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Meet 36-year-old Abdul from Calabatown. He is married with three children between the ages of 3 years and 11 years. He has four additional dependents that live with him because they are his relatives from the village. Two of his children are currently attending school.

In 2001, Abdul established his general merchandise business. He began his business because he wanted to generate more income. He also earns income from renting out a house. He says that the main challenge to his business is price inflation.

Abdul requires a loan in order to buy more cement, assorted drinks, provisions and bottled water. He hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow him to improve his standard of living. In the future, Abdul plans to expand his business more. He thanks you for your support.

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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
  • 38
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,068,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,400.2
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Abdul to buy more cement, assorted drinks, provisions and bottled water.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 18, 2011
Nov 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012