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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 50-year-old Isata from Kulanda town, Southern area in Bo. She is married and has 3 children between the ages of 10 years and 30 years. One of her children attends school. She began her business when her husband retired from his job. She start the business to raise money to support her family.

Isata sells a variety of stock items. She sells rubber bowls, food containers and slippers. She has been running this business for 11 years. She works at the business every day, 7 days per week. Her other source of income comes from small-scale farming. Isata says that the main challenges to her business are some customers buy on credit but fail to pay back.

Isata has requested a loan in order to buy more rubber bowls, food containers and slippers. The extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children and improve the quality of life for her family. In the future, she plans to expand her business to a full shop level. 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
  • 47
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,300.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Isata to buy more rubber bowlsl, food containers, slippers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 24, 2012
Sep 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013