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Meet 50-year-old Margaret from Torkpoi town in Bo. She is married with two children between the ages of 30 and 37. She started her business because she did not go to school. Before she was a gardener. Margaret established her fish business because she wanted to create income to support her business. She works at the business every day for eight hours a day. She describes her major problem poor transportation vehicles and road network.

Margaret requires a loan in order to buy more dried fish, palm oil and native rice. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to increase her business and start a savings account. In the future, she plans to expand her business to an even higher level. She thanks you for 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
  • 33
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,320.5
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Margaret to buy more dried fish, palm oil and native rice.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 12, 2013
Mar 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014