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This is 27-year-old Aminata from Moriba town Southern area in Freetown. She is married with two children between the ages of three and five years. She decided to start this business because she did not go to school and has no option other than to do business.

Aminata runs a palm oil business; she sells palm oil at a place call Sunday market. She has been running this business for the past eight years. She walks four miles each way to reach Sunday market place. She says that the main challenges to her business are insufficient capital to run her business and difficulty of transportation to return home with her goods.

Aminata has requested a loan in order to purchase variety of local food stuff like palm oil, gari, and coconut oil. The extra income from this loan will allow her to increase her business and improve her status of living. In the future, she plans to expand her business more. She appreciates 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
  • $9,542,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,328.6
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $150 helped Aminata to purchase a variety of local food stuff such as palm oil, gari, and coconut oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 22, 2013
May 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014