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Mariama is 34 years old and married with no children yet. She runs a store in Moriba town Bo, Southern area in Sierra Leone. She has two relatives at home.

She has been in this business for eight years and sells sugar, milk, mayonnaise, butter and sardines. Her husband helps with the family income through his work as a civil servant. She says that the main challenge to her business is transportation issues within her area.

Mariama requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to buy more items like sugar, milk, mayonnaise, butter and sardines. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her increase her business and improve her standard of living. In the future, she would like to expand her business. She 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
  • 38
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,320.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Mariama to buy more items like sugar, milk, mayonnaise, butter and sardines.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 11, 2013
Jan 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013