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Aminata is 46 years old, married and the mother of two children who are 30 and 28 years old. She has two additional dependents who live with her. In 1987, she went into the business of selling fish. She began this business because she was trained as a businesswoman. Her shop is located in the outskirts of her city and her customers are people who live in her area or who pass by her shop. She works seven days a week, and for 10 or more hours a day. She earns about Le 900,000 every month from her store and is requesting a loan for Le 5,000,000. Aminata will use the loan to buy more bags of fish so that she can increase her profit margins. In the future, she plans to erect a house and thanks you for your support.

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About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 14
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,542,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,319.7
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Aminata to buy more fish to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 19, 2013
Apr 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013