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This is 27-year-old Tenneh from Torkpoi town Bo. She is single mother with 3 children between the ages of 3 and 9 years. Two of her children are going to school. She started her business because she did not go to school, so her mother trained her for the business.

Tenneh runs a dry fish business, where she sells dry fish within a busy market area. She has been running this business for 10 years. She works at the business every day from morning to night. She says that the main challenges to her business are insufficient capital to run her business and price inflation.

Tenneh has requested a loan in order to buy more dry fish for resale. The extra income from this loan will allow her to improve herself and educate her children.

In the future, she plans to expand her business to a big fish table. She 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
  • $9,977,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,320.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD