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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 42-year-old Isata from Kandeh town Bo, in the Southern area of Freetown. She is married with six children between the ages of 10 years and 23 years. Four of her children are attending school.

Isata runs a local food stuff business where she sells native rice and palm oil. She has been running this business for 10 years. She works at the business throughout the week. Her other source of income comes from her small-scale garden. Her major hardship is transportation problems.

Isata has requested a loan in order to purchase native rice, wood and palm oil. The extra income from this loan will allow her to improve her standard of living and increase her business. In the future, she plans to open a local food store. 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
  • 46
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,328.7
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD