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Abass is 34 years-old and married with three children, aged between ten months and ten years. He runs an electrical appliance store in Calabatown, a western area in Freetown, Sierra Leone. One of his children is currently attending school. He has three relatives he takes care of at home.

He's been in this business for ten years and sells DVDs, televisions, extensions, switches, bulbs, padlocks and cables at his store. He began his business because he wanted to generate enough income to support his family, His business is the only source of income he has. He says that the main challenge to his business is damage to his electrical appliances.

He requested this loan through Kiva partner BRAC Sierra Leone in order to buy more electrical appliances. He says that the extra income from this loan will help him educate his children. In the future, he would like to be a supplier of electrical goods that he can offer at a better price. 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
  • 33
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,300.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Abass to purchase more DVDs, televisions, extension and cables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 18, 2011
Dec 4, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012