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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is Mamie, a 48-year-old from Torkpoi town, Bo Area Office. She is married, and has 5 children between the ages of 7 years and 24 years. Three of her children attend school.

Mamie runs a local food business at her house; she sells peppers, garri, and palm oil. she has been running this business for 10 years. She works at the business from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m., 7 days per week. She also gets income from small-scale farming in the village. Mamie says that the main challenge to her business is that the road network is very poor.

Mamie has requested a loan in order to purchase more palm oil and bags of pepper for resale. The extra income from this loan will allow her to increase her business and buy a generator to make her home more comfortable. In the future, she plans to open a big store. 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
  • 43
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,348.2
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Mamie to purchase more palm oil and bags of pepper for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 29, 2012
Oct 31, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013