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Please meet 38 year old Sabina from Sierra Leone. She is married with 2 children, the youngest is 6 years old; both children are in school. She is also caring for three relatives.

Sabina has been selling drinks, coal, biscuits, palm oil, and other miscellaneous products from her home since 1994. She works at her business from 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week.

She requests this loan from BRAC Sierra Leone to buy more items for her business, including biscuits, palm oil, and coal.

She wants her children to be educated, and to take her business to an international level. She says that transportation and lack of reliable electricity to keep her drinks cool are her two main challenges.

She will use the extra income generated from the loan to pay school fees. She thanks you 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
  • 40
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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 $250 helped Sabina to buy more items for her business including biscuits, palm oil, and coal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 21, 2013
Mar 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013