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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 35-year-old Lucinda from Tombo, a western rural area. She is married with three children between the agess of 6 and 13 years. Two of her children attend school.

Lucinda runs a cloth business. She sells wax cotton and tie-dye material within her community. She has been running this business since 2001. Lucinda works at the business ten hours per day and seven days per week. She says that the main challenge to her business is insufficient capital to expand her business.

Lucinda has requested a loan in order to purchase more wax cotton and tie-dye for resale. The extra income from this loan will allow her to start a savings account and increase her business. In the future, she plans to open a big clothing shop. 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
  • 32
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,326.2
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $150 helped Lucinda to purchase more wax cotton and tie-dye for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 14, 2013
Jun 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013