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Meet 48-year-old Esheka from Waterloo in the western rural area of Sierra Leone. He is married with four children between the ages of 1 and 22. Two of his children are currently attending school. In 1988, Esheka established his general stock business within a busy market area. He began his business because he needed to generate a permanent source of income to support his family. He works at the business from 7:00 am until 7:30 pm, 7 days per week. He says that the main challenge to his business is insufficient capital to run his business.

Esheka requires a loan to buy more bags, sport T-shirts, and trousers. He hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow him to educate his children and improve his level of living. In the future, he plans to build a big house. He 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
  • 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 Esheka to buy more bags, sport T-shirts, and trousers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 22, 2012
Nov 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013