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This is 35-year-old Nancy from Aberdeen western area in Freetown, Sierra Leone. She is married with three children between the ages of 5 years and 18 years old.

Nancy runs an Africana dress store. She sells male and female dresses, ladies slippers and trousers. She has been running this business for 10 years. She works on the business six days per week. She also earns income from a commercial bike-in-town service. She says that the main challenge to her business is inflation.

Nancy has requested a loan in order to buy more male and female dresses, ladies slippers and trousers. The extra income from this loan will allow her to improve her family's standard of living. In the future, she plans to export Africana in different countries. She appreciates 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
  • 14
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,542,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,400.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Nancy to buy more male and female dresses, ladies slippers and trousers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 20, 2012
Mar 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013