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This is 35-year-old Isatu from Waterloo eastern area in Freetown. She is married and has 5 children between the ages of 3 years and 20 years. She began this business because she wants to stop sitting at home as a house wife and create a source of income to support the home.

Isatu runs a general store where she sells drinks, cigarettes, biscuits and soaps. She has been running this business since 1996. She works at the business every day, from morning to night. She says that the main challenge to her business is price inflation.

Isatu has requested a loan in order to purchase items such as drinks, cigarettes, biscuits and soaps. The extra income from this loan will allow her to pay her children's school fees and improve her standard of living. In the future, she plans to open a shop. She appreciates 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
  • 39
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,328.3
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Isatu to purchase items such as drinks, cigarettes, biscuits and soaps.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 13, 2013
Jun 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013