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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 50-year-old Sanu from Kulanda Town, Southern Area Bo District. He is married with six children between the ages of seven years and 30 years. Three of his children attend school. He started this business because he has no one to take care of him.

Sanu runs a clothing material shop; he sells cotton, African lace and brillion. He has been running this business for 20 years. He works at the business from 7am until 6 pm, 7 days per week. His business is the only source of income he has. Sanu says that the main challenge to his business is price inflation.

Sanu has requested a loan in order to buy more cotton, African lace, and traditionally patterned design cotton. The extra income from this loan will allow him to pay his installments and improve his welfare. In the future, he wants to expand his business before he dies because he is an old man now. He 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
  • 47
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,350.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Sanu to buy more cotton, African lace, and traditionally patterned design cotton.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 13, 2012
Aug 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013