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Please meet Salamatu from Calabatown, Sierra Leone. She is married and has three children, from ages 4 to 12 years old.

Salamatu operates a spare parts shop and works there from 10am to 6pm. She started the business in 2005. With this loan, she plans to purchase more inventory including engine oil, oil filters, and brake pads in order to expand her business. In five years, she wants to be an importer of spare parts. The greatest challenge in her business is the increase in prices of the inventory. She greatly 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
  • 35
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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 $950 helped Salamatu to buy more inventory including engine oil, oil filters, and brake pads.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 21, 2013
Mar 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014