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Meet 39-year-old Sarah from Jui, eastern area in Freetown. She is married with 3 children between the ages of 11 and 20 years. Her children are currently attending school. In 2008, Sarah established her general store business. She began her business because she wants to be independent. She works at the business 8 hours per day and 7 days per week. She says that her main challenge is insufficient capital to operate her business.

Sarah requires a loan in order to buy more soft drinks and to prepare her tie-dyed items to sell. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to increase her tie-dyes business. In the future, Sarah plans to open a big clothing business. 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
  • 47
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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 $200 helped Sarah to buy more soft drinks and to prepare her tie-dyed items to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 12, 2013
May 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013