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Meet 28-year-old Abass from Waterloo Branch, in Sierra Leone. He is married and has 1 child, aged 4 years. His child is currently attending school. He has been in business for 9 years, selling local produce like rice, beans etc. He started this business because he wants his family life to improve. He works at the business from 7am until 6pm, 7 days per week. He says that the main challenges to his business are transportation and sales competition from other stores.

Abass requires a loan in order to buy more local food stuff like rice and beans. He hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow him to expand his business. In the future, Abass plans to expand his business and create more employment for other people. He thanks you for your support.

Additional Information

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
  • 40
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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 $1,175 helped Abass to buy more local food stuff like rice and beans.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2013
Jan 31, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014