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Please meet 40 year old Therese from Jui, Sierra Leone. She is married with three children, the youngest of whom is 12 years old. All three of her children currently go to school. Therese owns a general merchandise business where she sells provisions and other dry foodstuffs. She started her store 10 years ago to help develop the family. She works at the store 30 days out of 31 days in a month. She wants to use the loan to buy more inventory such as dry foodstuffs for her store. She hopes to one day have a very big shop. 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
  • 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

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Therese to buy more inventory such as dry foodstuffs for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 20, 2013
Mar 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014