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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 41-year-old Fanta from Kulanda town in Bo southern area. She is married and has 3 children between the ages 18 and 21 years. Her children attend school.

Fanta runs a clothing business within a busy market area; she sells wax cotton, lace, material and bags. She has been running this business for 3 years. She started her business because her husband had lost his job and her children had to go to school, and so she needed money to support her family. She works at the business 10 hours a day and 6 days a week. Her business is the only source of income for her family. Her customer base is growing, but she has insufficient capital to operate the business.

Fanta has requested a loan in order to buy more clothing material such as wax cotton, lace, material and bags. The extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children. In the future, she plans to run an international business. She 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
  • 44
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,082,750
    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 Fanta to buy more clothing material such as wax cotton, lace, material and bags.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 11, 2012
Jun 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013