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Meet 35 -year-old Hassan from Goderich in the western area of Freetown, Sierra Leone. He is married with four children between the ages of three and 10 years. Two of his children are currently attending school. His other source of income comes from commercial bikes. In 2004, Hassan established his building material store. He began his business because he needed a permanent source of income. He works at his business 30 days every month. Even though his customer base has grown, his operating capital is not sufficient for maintaining an inventory of products with high turnover.

Hassan requires a loan in order to buy more building materials such cables, fitting, shovels, head pans, toilet seats, paint, iron rods, and cement. He hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow him to solve one of his eye sight problems, make greater profits, and improve his family's welfare. In the future, Hassan plans to open an outlet in another location in the same community. 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
  • 35
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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 Hassan to buy more building materials such as cables, fitting, paint, iron rods, and cement.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 13, 2011
Dec 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013