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Meet 33-year-old Fanta from Jui eastern area in Sierra Leone. She is widowed with three children between the ages of seven and 13 years. For the past 10 years, Fanta has had her plastic slipper business. She began her business because she wants to improve her standard of living. She works at the business 12 hours per day, seven days per week. She says that the main challenges to her business are price fluctuations and transportation costs.

Fanta requires a loan in order to purchase more plastic slippers for resale. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to repay her loan and increase her business. In the future, Fanta plans to expand her business more than ever. 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
  • 37
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,068,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,328.3
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Fanta to purchase more plastic slippers for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 13, 2013
Jun 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013