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This is 41 year-old Isata B. She is married and has four children who are 18, 16, 12 and 8 years old. In 2005, Isata B established her school bags, traveling bags & ladies bags business. She began her business because she inherited it from her mother and since she was not fortunate enough to go to school, she decided to use the business as her own career. Working 6 days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about Le 1,200,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan of Le 4,000,000. Isata B requires a loan to buy more bags by the bale. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 700,000. In the future, Isata B plans to rent a spacious shop to sell bags for both gents and ladies. She thanks you for your support.

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About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 47
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,329.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Isata to buy more bags by the bale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 5, 2013
Apr 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013