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Salamatu is 40 years old and married with five children between the ages of 4 and 22. Two of her children are going to school. She runs a retail business in the eastern area of Waterloo, in Freetown; she began her business to create income for herself and her family.

She's been in this business since 2008 and sells batteries, pens, biscuits, and drinks. She says the main challenge to her business is price inflation.

Salamatu requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase general stock such as batteries, pens, biscuits, and drinks. She says the extra income from this loan will help her renovate her shop to a concrete structure.

In the future, she would like to educate her children up to the collage level. She is grateful 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
  • 41
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,326.7
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Salamatu to purchase general stock such as batteries, pens, biscuits, and drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 23, 2013
May 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014