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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 27-year-old Umu from Calaba town. She is married with one child, aged 7 years. Her child is attending school.

Umu runs a general store; she sells pure water, soft drinks, milk, cigarettes and toothpaste. She has been running this business for 10 years. She works at the business every day, from morning to night. She supplements her business with tailoring. She says that the main challenge to her business is price inflation.

Umu has requested a loan in order to buy more pure water, soft drink, milk, and cigarette and toothpaste. The extra income from this loan will allow her to improve her standard of living and educate her child. In the future, she plans to own a supermarket. 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
  • 13
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,574,925
    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 Umu to buy more pure water, soft drinks, milk, cigarettes and toothpaste.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 23, 2013
Jan 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013