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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This borrower is 32-year-old Sarah from Kandeh town Bo. She is married and has four children between the ages of 4 and 12. Three of her children are attending school. Sarah runs a palm oil business, selling items such as palm oil, paper and okra. She has been running this business for two years. She works at the business ten hours per day and seven days per week. Sarah says that the main challenges to her business are that sometime purchasing power is very low, that she doesn’t have many items on her table and that she lacks funds to expand her business. Sarah has applied for a loan in order to buy food items, including rice, onions, cooking seasonings and coconut oil . The extra income from this loan will allow her to feed her children and increase her business. In the future, she plans to expand her business even more. 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
  • 46
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,345.4
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Sarah to purchase food items to sell, including rice, onions, cooking seasoning and coconut oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 11, 2013
Jun 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014