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This is 35-year-old Kadiatu from the Tombo Western rural area in Freetown. She is married with 2 children between the ages of 8 and 13 years. She started business because she wants to generate a permanent source of income since she did not go to school.

Kadiatu runs a stick business within her area; she sells sticks and wood. She has been running this business since 2006. She works at the business every day, morning to night. She says that her business is doing well because with the profit she is able to take care of herself and her family.

Kadiatu has requested a loan to buy more sticks and wood to resell. The extra income from this loan will allow her to grow her business and pay her children's school fees. In the future, she plans to open a provision store. She appreciates your support.

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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
  • 4,329.7
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD