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Meet 42-year-old Yusufu from Eastern Waterloo in Sierra Leone. He is married with 3 children between the ages of 6 months and 15 years. Two of his children are currently attending school. In 1993, Yusufu established a local food business. He began his business because he did not go to school so he was trained in business. He works at the business from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm, 7 days per week. He says that the main challenges to his business are transportation and price inflation of goods.

Yusufu requires a loan in order to buy more ground nuts, palm oil and beans. He hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow him to educate his children and increase his business. In the future, Yusufu plans to buy a plot of land. He 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
  • 39
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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 Yusufu to buy more ground nuts, palm oil and beans.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 15, 2013
Mar 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014