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Mabinty is in her late forties and married with seven children, ages 2 to 25 years. She runs a food stand business in Jui eastern area in Freetown. Three of her children are going to school. She started this business because she did not go to school and she was trained in business.

To earn a living, she’s been in this business for more than 15 years and sells peppers and vegetables within a busy market area. She says that the main challenge to her business is price increase and slow purchasing power of customers.

Mabinty requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more peppers and vegetables to expand her business. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her increase her business and improve her standard of living. In the future, she would like to expand her business to a higher 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
  • 36
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,328.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Mabinty to purchase more peppers and vegetables to expand her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 2, 2013
May 31, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014