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This is 45-year-old Osman from Sierra Leone. He is married with five children; the youngest is five months old. Currently, four of his children go to school.

Osman has a general merchandise business selling goods such as baby clothing, oil, baby powder, and Vaseline. He started his business 12 years ago, and works at his business eleven hours each day, seven days a week throughout the month.

He request this loan to buy more inventory such as onions, flasks, baby powder, and Vaseline. He hopes to one day open a big enterprise to sell all types of baby clothing, and to open another branch in the country. He cites transportation and storage as his greatest challenges.

He is thankful 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
  • 4,317.5
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Osman to buy more inventory such as onions, flasks, baby powder, and Vaseline.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 15, 2013
Mar 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014