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Kadiatu is 45 years old and lives in Jui, which is located in the eastern part of Freetown. She is single and the mother of five children who are between the ages of 6 and 18 years old. For the last 10 years, she has earned a living by selling food, and works from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, seven days per week. She also earns income from a small-scale garden. At present she lacks enough capital to operate her business. Kadiatu has requested a loan to buy food items like rice, palm oil, tomatoes and maggi (a spice common in West African cooking). The extra income she earns from this loan will allow her to pay her children's school fees. In the future, she plans to open a big shop. She appreciates 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
  • 40
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,319.7
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Kadiatu to buy food items like rice, palm oil, tomatoes and maggi.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 5, 2013
Apr 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014