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Meet 38-year-old Isatu from Port Loko in the Northern area in Freetown. She is married with four children between the ages of 8 and 18. Her children are currently attending school.

In 2003, Isatu established her salon business. She began her business because, after she graduated from a vocational training school, she decided to start her business to create income, to support her family. She works at the business based on customers' demand. At present, she describes her major problem to be inadequate material available to use in the salon when customers want to do a certain style.

Isatu requires a loan in order to buy more varieties of hair and hair cream to expand her salon. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to expand her business and pay fees for her children. In the future, she plans to open a permanent business site. 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
  • 14
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,574,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,329.3
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Isatu to buy more varieties of hair and hair cream to expand her salon.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 12, 2013
Apr 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014