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Freda is 34 years old and married with two children, aged four and six. She runs a provision store in Kandeh Town, Southern Area, Bo District in Sierra Leone. Her husband is a security guard. His income is not enough to support the home, so she began a business to have a permanent source of income.

She's been in this business for 10 years and sells rice, sugar and tinned milk tin from her house. This business is her only source of income. She says that her business is doing well and more customers are coming because she is the only one that has a shop in the area.

She requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase rice, sugar, milk in bags and cartons of sardines. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her to educate her children and improve her standard of living. In the future, she would like to see herself owing a big supermarket store. She is grateful 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
  • 47
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,068,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,350.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Freda to purchase rice, sugar, milk in bags and cartons of sardines.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 10, 2012
Aug 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013