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Mohamed is 47 years old and married with five children between the ages of 1 and 20 years old. He sells general stock items in Waterloo. Previously, he was doing business with his father. In 1992, he decided to start his own business so he could build his family. Three of his children are currently attending school.

To earn a living, he sells home products like radios, tapes, lighters and phone accessories at his store. He also earns income from renting out his house. He describes his main problem as insufficient capital to run his business and the difficulty of catching a vehicle within the Waterloo community.

He requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more electronic appliances like radios, tapes, lighters and phone accessories .He says that the extra income from this loan will help him to increase his income and improve his family's standard of living. In the future, he would like to expand his business in town. He is grateful 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
  • $10,068,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,349.8
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Mohamed to purchase more electronic appliances like radios, tapes, lighters and phone accessories.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 5, 2012
Dec 31, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014