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Please meet 31-year-old Abibatu from Waterloo, Sierra Leone. She is married and has no children.

Abibatu sells building materials on Mangrove Road. She works there 11 hours a day, 6 days a week. She started her business 12 years ago. She says that the transportation of materials from the point of purchase to her storage space is her business' greatest challenge.

She requests the loan to purchase more cement, iron rods, paint and nails in order to expand her business. Eventually, she wants to run a distribution company for the materials. She appreciates 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
  • 41
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,320.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Abibatu to purchase cement, iron rods, paint and nails for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 20, 2013
Mar 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014