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Meet 27-year-old Mamie from Kulanda town Bo in Sierra Leone. She is married with 3 children between the ages of 2 and 10. Two of her children are currently attending school. In 2006, Mamie established her food stand. She began her business because she needs to generate income to support her family. She works at the business 15 hours a day, seven day a week. She describes her main challenges to her business as her customer's low purchasing power, which means she has to keep her prices too low.

Mamie requires a loan to buy more mayonnaise, eggs and cooking seasoning. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to improve her standard of living. In the future, Mamie plans to become an international businesswoman. 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
  • 35
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,355.3
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Mamie to buy more mayonnaise, eggs and cooking seasoning.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 28, 2012
Jan 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013