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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 49-year-old Isata from Kulanda town, Bo, in a southern area of Sierra Leone. She is married with 5 children between the ages of 10 years and 29 years. Three of her children attend school.

Isata runs a palm oil business; she sells palm oil at her house. She has been running this business for 10 years. She works at the business every day, 11 hours per day. Her husband is a businessman, and she also receives income from him. Isata says that the main challenge to her business is that the road network to the place she usually purchases her goods is very poor

Isata has requested a loan in order to buy more local foodstuff such as gari (cassava flakes), pepper and palm oil. The extra income from this loan will allow her to pay her installment quickly and to increase her business. In the future, she plans to build a nice house. 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
  • 4,348.2
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Isata to buy more local foodstuff such as gari (cassava flakes), pepper and palm oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 8, 2012
Nov 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013