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John, age 32, runs a provision shop. He sells such items as milk, sugar, cocoa, and butter. He has been running this business for eight years. He lives in the town of Kulanda in the southern area of Bo in Sierra Leone. He and his wife have two children, who are four and six years old. His children are currently attending school.

He works at the business 12 hours a day and seven days per week. He tells us that that the main challenge to his business is when business slows down during the rainy season. He earns an additional income from a commercial bike transportation venture.

John has requested a loan in order to buy more milk, sugar, cocoa, and butter to offer for sale. The extra income from this loan will allow him to secure the education of his children and improve his family's living conditions.

In the future, he plans to open a supermarket.

He appreciates your support.

Additional Information

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
  • 43
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    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 John to buy more milk, sugar, cocoa, and butter to offer for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 13, 2012
Aug 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013