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Please meet Alusine from Sierra Leone. He is 34 years old and married with two children, aged 6 and 8. Both of his children are currently attending school.

Alusine owns a clothing and accessories business in Waterloo area. When he was younger, he liked to assist his mother with the business and later also went into business himself. He has been operating his own business for 10 years. He works every day of the week from 7am to 7:30pm. He will use the loan proceeds to purchase more bags, shoes, clothes, sandals and trousers. In five years, he wants to expand and introduce other merchandise to his business. He says his main challenge is transportation costs and increasing prices of some goods. He is grateful for 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
  • 37
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,319.7
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Alusine to purchase more bags, shoes, clothes, sandals and trousers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 15, 2013
Mar 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014