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Please meet Josephine from Sierra Leone. She is 27 years old and is married with two children, ages 2 and 5. Her oldest child currently attends school.

Josephine owns a business selling palm oil, wood, and rice from her home. She works diligently at her business for 10 hours a day, 6 days a week. She started her business initially to engage herself and to educate her children. She was a housewife before.

Josephine wants to use the loan to purchase more palm oil, wood, and rice for her business. She wants to see the business get bigger and to educate her children. She 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
  • 46
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,328.2
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $150 helped Josephine to purchase more palm oil, wood, and rice.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 21, 2013
Feb 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013