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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 45-year-old Memuna from Waterloo, in the eastern area in Freetown. She is married with 4 children between the ages of 9 years and 18 years. Three of her children attend school. She started in business to get daily survival for her family.

Memuna runs a food stand business where she sells cooking seasonings, groundnuts and peppers. She has been running this business since 2000. She works at the business 9 hours per day and 7 days per week. Memuna says that the main challenge to her business is the problem of price control in the market.

She has requested a loan in order to buy food commodities like cooking seasonings, oil, rice, groundnuts and peppers. The extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children. In the future, she 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
  • 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 $150 helped Memuna to buy food commodities like oil, rice, groundnuts, peppers, and cooking seasonings.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 13, 2013
Jun 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014