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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 42-year-old Mabinty from Lunsar's northern area. She is married with 6 children between the ages of 9 years and 24 years. Her children are currently going to school. She also has 10 additional dependents at home.

Mabinty runs a grocery store selling items at her house; she sells milk, pure water, soda, and biscuits. She has been running this business since 2006. She works at the business throughout the week from morning to night. Mabinty says that her business is doing well because she started with a small amount through BRAC.

Mabinty has requested a loan in order to buy more biscuits, milk, pure water, and drinks to sell. The extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children. In the future, she plans to open a permanent business residence. 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
  • 13
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,574,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,327.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Mabinty to buy more biscuits, milk, pure water, and drinks to sell in her grocery store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 7, 2013
Jul 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014