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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 41-year-old Aminata from Moriba town in the Southern area, in Freetown. She is married with 3 children between the ages of 7 and 18 years. Her children are attending school. Aminata was a housewife; she decided to start a business because she wants to contribute in the home.

Aminata runs a palm oil business; she sells gallons of palm oil. She has been running this business for 9 years. She works at the business from one village to another to buy the palm oil, and there is a particular place where they meet to sell. She describes her major problems as transportation costs and sometimes vehicle breakdown on the way.

Aminata has requested a loan in order to buy more gallons of palm oil. The extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children. In the future Aminata plans to establish her business more. 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
  • 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