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Sarah is 35 years old and married, with four children between the ages of 5 years and 18 years. She runs a cookery shop in Kandeh town Bo, Southern area in Sierra Leone.

She's been in this business for eight years and sells cooked food and pure water in her neighborhood. She started this business because she wants to create a source of living. She says, at present, cookery is the best business for her because they get their daily food out of the cookery sales.

She requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more foodstuff, like rice, cooking oil, and cooking seasonings, in order to expand her business. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her improve her standard of living. In the future, she would like to expand her business to the shop level. 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
  • 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 $225 helped Sarah to purchase more foodstuff for her business, like rice, cooking oil, and cooking seasonings.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 5, 2013
Feb 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014