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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 28-year-old Alimatu from Moriba town Bo in the southern area. She is the mother of one child, age 8. Her child is currently attending school.

Alimatu runs a general store business; she sells waxed cotton, lace and suitcases. She has been running this business for five years. She works at the business nine hours per day and six days per week. She has two relatives who help her run her business. Her business is the only income she has. Alimatu says that the main challenge to her business is the high cost of transportation and inflation.

Alimatu has requested a loan in order to buy a variety of stock such as waxed cotton, lace and suitcases for resell. The extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her child and improve her level of living. In the future, she plans to expand her business to a 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
  • 46
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,352.4
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Alimatu to buy a variety of stock such as waxed cotton, lace and suitcases for resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 9, 2012
Nov 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013