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Sheriff is 40 years old and married with 1 child, age 10 years. He runs a general merchandise store in Lumley in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

He's been in this business for 10 years and sells bottled water, sugar, milk, stout, toilet rolls, Heineken and soft drinks at his store. He began this business because he needed to have a permanent source of income. He says that the main challenge to his business is price fluctuation.

Sheriff requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to buy more provisions and assorted drinks. He says that the extra income from this loan will help him educate his child. In the future, Sheriff would like to import goods from overseas. He is grateful 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
  • 41
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,341.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Sheriff to purchase more provisions and assorted drinks to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 13, 2011
Dec 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012