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This is 51-year-old Tassie. She is a widow and has no children, but has 6 dependents who are her relatives and also relatives of her late husband. In 2009, Tassie established her toiletries and provision sales business, such as sardines, ovaltine, milk, sugar, etc. She began her business because she needed to help her husband support their home. Tassie never went to school so her only means of livelihood is petty trading. Working 7 days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about Le 1,200,000 every month from this business.

She would like a loan in the amount of Le 3,000,000. Tassie requires a loan in order to buy more toiletries, sardines, ovaltine, milk and sugar to add to her business stock. In the future, Tassie plans to open her business in different areas of the city. She thanks you for your support.

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About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 40
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,150.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Tassie to buy more toiletries, sardines, ovaltine, milk and sugar.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 24, 2011
Dec 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012