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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 35-year-old Musu from Moriba town, Bo Southern area. She is married and has 4 children between the ages of 8 and 18. Her children are currently attending school.

Musu runs a general stock business at her house; she sells cloth, ice cubes, suitcases and soft drinks. 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, and has two relatives that help her sell the ice cubes and soft drinks. Her business is the only source of income she has. Musu says that the main challenges to her business are price inflation and the electrical power she needs to cool her drinks and ice cubes.

Musu has requested a loan in order to purchase a larger variety of stock, like suitcases and clothing material. The extra income from this loan will allow her to sell more clothes. In the future, she plans to expand her business more. 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
  • 33
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    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 Musu to purchase a larger variety of stock, like suitcases and clothing material.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 29, 2012
Oct 31, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013