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Meet 40-year-old Adama who lives in Kissy, an eastern area in Freetown, Sierra Leone. She is married with two children, ages 10 and 25. She also takes care of two relatives at home. Adama established her general merchandise business in 2006. She began her business because she wanted to generate enough income to support her family and she says she has not encountered any business problems yet. Adama also receives income from her relatives overseas.

Adama is requesting a loan to buy more cement, bags of flour, and soft drinks. She hopes that the extra income from her loan will allow her to increase her business and support her family and dependents. In the future, Adama plans to expand her business and become a supplier. She 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
  • 45
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,082,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,400.2
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD