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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 42-year-old Mabinty from Jui, in the eastern area of Freetown. She is married with six children. Two of her children are attending school.

Mabinty runs a food business where she sells fried cake, fried chicken and fried fish. She has been running this business for 15 years. She works at the business 10 hours per day throughout the week. Mabinty says that her business is doing well because out of the profit, she feeds her children.

Mabinty has requested a loan in order to buy foodstuff like flour, cooking oil and sugar to expand her business. The extra income from this loan will allow her to take care of her children and pay her children school fees. In the future, she plans to change her business to a provision store. 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
  • 39
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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 $175 helped Mabinty to buy foodstuff like flour, cooking oil and sugar to expand her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 12, 2013
May 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013