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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 41-year-old Iye from Moriba town in the southern area of Freetown, Sierra Leone. She is married with four children between the ages of 11 and 22 years. Three of her children attend school.

Iye runs a cookery shop; she sells prepared local foods like cassava leaf and rice. She has been running this business for 10 years. She wakes up at 4:00 a.m. to prepare the food until 7:30 p.m. before she rests, seven days per week. She also sells wood at home as another source of income. She benefits from this type of business, and it helps her to feed her family.

Iye has requested a loan in order to increase her cooking products like bagged rice, Maggie seasoning, palm oil and bagged onions. The extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children and improve her welfare. In the future, she plans to build a cement house. 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
  • 32
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,300.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Iye to increase her cooking products like bagged rice, Maggie seasoning, palm oil and bagged onions.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 29, 2012
Sep 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013