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This is 37-year-old Musu from the town of Kandeh in Bo, located in the southern area of Sierra Leone. She is married with three children between the ages of 9 and 16 years, all currently attending school. She also has two relatives at home.

Musu runs a general merchandise store selling dishes, soft drinks, dresses, shoes and bags. She has been running this business for 10 years, working 10 hours per day, 7 days per week. Musu also earns income from small-scale farming in the village. She says that the main challenges to her business are transportation costs and inflation.

Musu has requested a loan of Le 5,000,000 through BRAC in order to buy more general stock such as dishes, soft drinks, dresses, shoes and bags. The extra income from this loan will allow her to renovate her rental house and educate her children. In the future, she plans to own a big house. Musu 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
  • 40
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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 $1,175 helped Musu to buy more general stock such as dishes, soft drinks, dresses, shoes and bags.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 13, 2012
Jun 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013