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This is 30-year-old Ibrahim. He is married and has three children, ages three, six and nine. Ibrahim has one additional dependent who lives with him to help with the household chores. In 2007, he established a DVD, VCD, CD, mobile accessories, and DVD player business. Ibrahim started his business to become self-reliant after working in the mines. His business is located in the city center and his main customers are adults. Ibrahim works seven days a week, 13 hours a day and earns about 1,114,350 SLL each month.

Ibrahim is requesting a 3,500,000 SLL loan to buy additional empty DVD plates, VCD films, and extension cords. He has previously received and repaid two loans. Ibrahim hopes that his loan will improve his stock and raise his profits. In the future, he plans to open outlets within the town and raise enough profit to construct a home. Ibrahim thanks you for your support.

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About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 39
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,329.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Ibrahim to buy empty DVD plates, VCD films, and extension cords.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 5, 2013
Jul 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 23, 2014