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Meet 35-year-old Zainab from Kulanda town, Bo, Southern area in Sierra Leone. She is married with three children between the ages of 7 years and 15 years. Two of her children are currently attending school.

In 1998, Zainab established her plastic rubber slippers business. She began her business after her 0 level exams. There was no one to pay her school fees, and she started to run the business. She works at the business every day, 10 hours a day. At present, she is faced with price inflation and an improper location to keep her business.

Zainab requires a loan in order to buy more rubber slippers. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to increase her business and educate her children.

In the future, she wants her business to expand and she wants to implement another in a different area. 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
  • 14
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,542,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,352.4
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD