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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 43-year-old Alpha from Waterloo Eastern area in Freetown. He is a married father with six children between the ages of 2 years and 20 years old. His children are attending school.

Alpha runs a spare parts business; he sells motor oil, transmission fluid, brake kits and electric fans. He has been running this business for 13 years. He works at the business from 7:00 am until 7:30 pm, 6 days per week. He is faced with transportation problems and high cost of goods.

Alpha has requested a loan in order to purchase motor oil, transmission fluid, brake kits and inner tires and binding wire. The extra income from this loan will allow him to pay his children school fees and improve his standard of living. In the future, he plans to open another shop in a different community. He 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
  • 4,339.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Alpha to purchase motor oil, transmission fluid, brake kits and inner tires, and binding wire.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 17, 2013
Jul 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014