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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 45-year-old Aminata from Waterloo in the eastern part of Freetown. She is widowed with seven children between the ages of 18 years and 22 years old. Two of her children attend school.

Aminata runs a local foodstuffs business within a busy market area. She sells groundnuts, beans, palm oil and bulgur. She has been running this business for 20 years. She works at the business every day expect on Friday because she has to go for prayer. Her other source of income comes from a small-scale farm in the village. She describes her biggest business challenge as ripe inflation and the poor road network.

Aminata has requested a loan in order to buy more foodstuffs such as groundnuts, beans and palm oil. The extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children and renovate her house. In the future, she plans to open another store. 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
  • 41
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,360.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Aminata to buy more local foodstuffs such as groundnuts, beans and palm oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 17, 2012
Jul 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013