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Meet 35-year-old Saffie from Lunsar's northern area in Sierra Leone. She is married with 3 children between the ages of 3 years and 15 years, and has 2 additional dependents that live with her because they are relatives.

In 2003, Saffie established her cosmetics business. She began her business because she needed to create income to support her home. She works at the business 7 days per week and 8 hours per day. She says that the main challenges to her business are price inflation and sometimes sales are very slow.

Saffie requires a loan in order to buy more body cream, soap, baby power, and perfume to sell. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to increase her business so she can attract customers and improve her family's standard of living. In the future, Saffie plans to import her goods from a neighboring country. 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
  • 4,327.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Saffie to buy more body cream, soap, baby power, and perfume to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 7, 2013
Jul 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014