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This is 35-year-old Finda from Grassfield in the eastern section of Freetown, Sierra Leone. She is married with two children between the ages of 12 and 18 years old.

Finda runs a cosmetics shop within a busy market area. She sells cream, roll on, perfume and pads. She has been running this business for five years. She works at the business 12 hours a day and 7 days per week. Her business is the only source of income she has. She says that the main challenge to her business is price fluctuation.

Finda has requested a loan in order to buy more stock of items such as hair cream, baby oil, body cream, roll on, perfume and pad. The extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children. In the future, she plans to start a savings account. 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
  • 35
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,320.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Finda to buy more hair cream, baby oil, body cream, roll on, perfume and pads.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 15, 2012
Jul 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013