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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 37-year-old Isatu from Waterloo, in the eastern area of Freetown. She is married and the mother of two children who are 7 years and 12 years old. Both of her children attend school. She started running a food-selling business after she had to drop out of school because her family was too poor to continue her education. She has been in this business for ten years and works every day from morning to night. At present her main challenge is transportation. Isatu has requested a loan to buy more ground nuts, beans, gari (a cassava-based dish) and native rice. The extra income she earns from this loan will allow her to pay her bills and increase her business. In the future, she plans to expand her food service into a general merchandise business and build a house. She 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
  • 47
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,320.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Isatu to buy more ground nuts, beans, gari and rice.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 16, 2013
Apr 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014