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Meet 34-year-old Kabba from Waterloo eastern area in Freetown. He is married with 3 children between the ages of 4 and 18 years. His children are currently attending school.

In 2010, Kabba established his general merchandise business. He began his business because when he completed his secondary school education there was no means to further his education, so he decided to start as a pretty trader. He works at the business 12 hours per day and 7 days per week. He says that the main challenge to his business is transporting goods from the city to Waterloo which is very difficult.

Kabba requires a loan in order to buy more milk, sardines, cigarettes and soft drinks. He hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow him to improve his business and further his education. In the future, Kabba plans to build a house. He 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
  • 46
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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 $1,175 helped Kabba to buy more milk, sardines, cigarettes and soft drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 16, 2013
Apr 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014