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This is 32-year-old Fatu from Torkpoi town. She is married with three children between the ages of six and 15 years old. Her children are going to school. She began her business to be self-dependent.

Fatu runs a food stand business; she sells rice, cooking oil, Maggie onions and tomatoes paste. She has been running this business for ten years. She works at the business 11 hours per day and 7 days per week. She says that the main challenges to her business are insufficient capital to run her business and competition in the market.

Fatu has requested a loan in order to buy more food items like rice, cooking oil, Maggie onions and tomatoes paste. The extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children and roof her house.

In the future, she plans to improve her business. 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
  • 35
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,328.6
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Fatu to buy more food items like rice, cooking oil, Maggie onions and tomatoes paste.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 18, 2013
May 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014