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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 40-year-old Rugiatu, from Lunsar. She is married and has six children between the ages of 8 and 23 years. One of them is in collage, and four are currently going to school.

Rugiatu runs a bar and restaurant at her house; she sells stout, start beer and snacks. She has been running this business since 2010. She works at the business throughout the week, from morning to night. Marie says that her business is going well, because she started with a small amount through BRAC.

Rugiatu has requested a loan in order to buy assorted drinks, like start beer, stout, and soft drinks, and to buy prepared foods for resale. The extra income from this loan will enable her to educate her children and expand her business. In the future, she plans to open a big shop. 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
  • 39
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,327.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Rugiatu to buy assorted hard and soft drinks, and prepared foods, to resell at her bar.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 14, 2013
Jul 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014