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Safiatu is 29 years old, married and the mother of two children who are 3 and 5 years old. She earns an income by selling food in the Jui area east of Freetown. She began her business as a way to improve her family's living conditions. She's been in this business for nine years and sells gari salad and chicken out of her home. She says that the main challenge to her business is price inflation. She is requesting a loan from BRAC Sierra Leone to buy more gari, cooking oil and mayonnaise. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her educate her children and expand her business. In the future, she would like to continue expanding her business. She is grateful 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
  • 4,323.8
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Safiatu to buy more gari, cooking oil and mayonnaise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 12, 2013
May 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014