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This is 29-year-old Christiana from Sierra Leone. She is married with 3 children, all between the ages of 2 and 9. Two of her children are going to school.
Christiana has a business that sells foodstuff such as palm oil, groundnuts, onions, and peppers in Torkpoi Town in Bo. She works at her business 9 hours a day, 6 days a week. She started her business to engage herself so that she does not need to depend on others. She says that her main challenge is transportation.

She wants to use the loan to purchase more stock including okra, palm oil, peppers, and sesame. With the extra income from the business, she wants to educate her children and grow her business. She greatly appreciates 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
  • 46
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,068,550
    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 Christiana to purchase more stock including okra, palm oil, pepper, and sesame.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 21, 2013
Feb 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013