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Elizabeth is 42 years old and widowed with five children, two of whom are currently attending school. She runs a stall in Kandeh Town in Bo, in the southern area of Sierra Leone.

She owns a stall in the market selling palm oil, 'gari' (manioc couscous) and rice. She also goes to people’s home to sell her products. Her business is open throughout the week. She entered into business because her mother was also a businesswoman. She also wants to help earn more income to educate her children and help replace her late husband. Her business is going well and every day she is getting new customers.

With this loan, she wants to purchase more inventory such as palm oil, 'gari' and rice to increase her business. In the next five years, she wants to see her stall expand into a stand-alone shop. She wants to use the extra income to educate her children and further 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
  • $10,068,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,328.2
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Elizabeth to purchase more inventory such as palm oil, 'gari' and rice to expand her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 19, 2013
Feb 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013