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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 35-year-old Ramatu from Waterloo eastern area in Freetown. She is married and has 2 children between the ages of 12 years and 18 years. Her children are attending school. She started a business to get earnings for the daily survival of her family.

Ramatu runs a food stand business, she sells cooking seasonings, oil and rice. She has been running this business since 2000. She works at the business 10 hours per day and 7 days per week. Ramatu says that the main challenge to her business is that sometimes purchasing power is very slow.

Ramatu has requested a loan in order to buy food ingredients like cooking seasonings, oil and rice. The extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children and improve her life. In the future, she plans to expanded her business. 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
  • 38
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,068,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,328.3
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Ramatu to buy food ingredients like cooking seasonings, oil and rice.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 13, 2013
Jun 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014