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Alieu is a 23-year-old single parent with a 4-year-old son.

He runs a general store at Waterloo eastern area in Freetown, Sierra Leone. He began his business because he wants to have a permanent source of income to support his family. Before, he was a shopkeeper.

He's been in this business for five years and sells soft drinks, milk, bread, luncheon meat, biscuits, and butter. His business is the only income he has. He described his major problem as competition in the market and price inflation.

He requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to buy more general stock items like soft drinks, milk, bread, luncheon meat. He says that the extra income from this loan will help him start a savings account and educate his child. In the future, he would like to expand his business to a wholesale level. He is grateful for 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
  • 47
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,068,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,300.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Alieu buy more general stock items like soft drinks, milk, bread and luncheon meat.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 15, 2012
Sep 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013