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Meet 35-year-old Aminata from Jui eastern area in Freetown. She is married with three children between the ages of 8 and 16. Her children are currently attending school. In 2000, Aminata established her grocery business. She began her business because her mother trained her in business management. She works at the business every day from morning to night. She describes herself as a hardworking woman who desires to educate her children, despite the low purchasing power of customers.

Aminata requires a loan in order to buy milk, soft drinks, sardines, mayonnaise and pure water. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to improve the lives of her family and pay her children's school fees. In the future, Aminata plans to open another shop. 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
  • 46
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    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 Aminata to buy milk, soft drinks, sardines, mayonnaise and pure water.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 20, 2013
Mar 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014