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Baby is 46, and married with seven children between the ages of 5 and 23. She runs a palm oil business in Kandeh town Bo, in the southern area of Sierra Leone. She started this business to support her husband and to educate the children.

She's been in this business for 20 years and sells gari at a particular location. She says that the main challenges to her business are difficulties in transporting her goods, and an inadequate business location.

Baby requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more palm oil and bags of gari to sell. She says the extra income from this loan will help her to be responsible for feeding her family, and have a permanent business location.

In the future, she would like to open a local food store enterprise. She is grateful for your support.

Additional Information

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
  • 4,352.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Baby to purchase more palm oil and bags of gari to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 11, 2013
Jun 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014