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Meet 36-year-old Zainab from Port Loko in the northern area in Sierra Leone. She is married with four children between the ages of 8 years and 18 years, and has two additional dependents who live with her because they are relatives. In 2003, Zainab established her general stock business. She began her business because she needed to create income to support the home. She works at the business every day. She says that the main challenge to her business is price inflation.

Zainab requires a loan in order to buy more body cream, soap, cigarettes and assorted drinks. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to increase her business so she can attract customers and improve her family's standard of living. In the future, Zainab plans to import her goods from a neighboring country. 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
  • 14
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,542,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,327.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Zainab to buy more body cream, soap, cigarettes and assorted drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 24, 2013
Jun 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014