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Please meet 36-year-old Mohamed from Waterloo, Sierra Leone. He is married with two children, aged 3 and 7. They both currently go to school. His wife is also in business.

Mohamed owns a motor spare-parts business and has been operating it for the past 10 years. He started in the industry because he had an uncle who encouraged him to go into business because it was profitable. He works 10 hours per day, seven days per week at his business.

In five years, he wants his business to grow to become the distributor to various spare-parts shops in the country and employ other people. He says that transportation of his spare parts from the city is a major challenge. He requested the loan to purchase more inventory such as motor engine oil, rings and brake fluid in order to expand his business. 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
  • 33
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,317.5
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,400 helped Mohamed to purchase more inventory such as motor engine oil, rings and brake fluid.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 13, 2013
Mar 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014