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This is 58 year-old Ibrahim. He is Married, and has 4 children aged 18, 15, 11 and 8. He has one additional dependent, who lives with him for schooling. In 1981, Ibrahim established his used clothing business. He began his business just to engage himself on income generating activity. His business is located in the city centre and his main customers are both men and women. Working 7 days a week and 10 hours a day, he earns about Le 650,000 every month from this business. He would like a loan in the amount of Le 3,000,000. Ibrahim requires a loan in order to buy bundles of used clothing. He hopes that this loan will help increase his income level. In the future, Ibrahim plans to start doing a wholesale business and to develop his newly purchased land. He thanks you for your support.

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About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 47
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,329.8
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Ibrahim to buy bundles of used clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 6, 2013
Jun 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013