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Osman is 43 years old and married with three children, ages 3 years to 21 years. He runs a fish business in Tombo Western rural area in Sierra Leone. One of his children is going to school and he has four additional dependents at home.

He has been in this business since 2001 and sells fish in the provinces. He says that the main challenge to his business is delay in transporting his goods.

Osman requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more cartons of fish for resale. He says that the extra income from this loan will help him to educate his children and increase his business. In the future, he would like to have a fishing boat. He is grateful 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
  • 35
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,339.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD