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This is 50-year-old Marion from Waterloo in the western rural area of Sierra Leone. She is married with four children between the ages of 20 and 33. Two of her children are currently going to school.

Marion runs a plastics business. She sells plastic buckets, cups and dishes at Waterloo. She has been running this business for 21 years. She works at the business every day, 12 hours per day. She also receives income from her elder daughter. She says that the main challenges to her business are insufficient capital to run the business and price inflation.

Marion has requested a loan in order to buy more cooking stoves, plastic buckets, cups and dishes. The extra income from this loan will allow her to improve her standard of living and increase her business. In the future, she plans to build her own business structure. She appreciates 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
  • 35
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,300.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Marion to buy more cooking stoves, plastic buckets, cups and dishes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 22, 2012
Nov 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013