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Meet 27-year-old Ibrahim from Krootown central area in Freetown, Sierra Leone. He is married with two children ages 3 and 5 years. One of his children is currently attending school. He also has a parent living with him.

In 2008, Ibrahim established his clothing business. He began his business because he wanted to improve his status; before that he was a driver. He works at the business six days per week. His other source of income comes from his inheritance of his parent's house, but that is not enough to take care of his family so he went out to take a loan from BRAC. He describes his biggest problems as insufficient capital to invest in large business.

Ibrahim requires a loan in order to buy more clothing items such as jeans, trousers, ladies' bags, t-shirts, and ladies' dresses. He hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow him to expand his business and educate his children. In the future, Ibrahim plans to be an international business man. 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
  • 4,310.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD
A loan of $1,400 helped Ibrahim to buy more clothing items such as jeans, trousers, ladies' bags, t-shirts and ladies' dresses.
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 13, 2012
Jun 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 1, 2012