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Please meet 36 year old Mohamed. He is married with four children between the ages of 7 and 15. Three of his children currently attend school. Mohamed has a business selling rice and other foodstuffs, such as flour, in Waterloo, which is located near the capital of Freetown. He started his business 12 years ago because his father and mother passed away and he had to make a living. He works from 7 am to 7:30 pm, 7 days a week. His business is his only source of income. He requested this loan to buy rice to expand his business. His dream is to open more shops and also to become a wholesale supplier. His greatest challenges in the business are transportation and the increase in prices. He 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
  • 47
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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