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Meet 43-year-old Aminata from Waterloo eastern area in Freetown. She is married with four children ages 7 to 20 years. In 2003, Aminata established her food business. She began her business because she was a housewife but she wanted to create her own source of income to contribute to taking care of the children. She works at the business from 8:00 am until 7:00 pm, 7 days per week. She says that the main challenges to her business are price inflation and high cost of transportation.

Aminata requires a loan in order to purchase rice, cooking seasonings and coconut oil to expand her business. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to improve her standard of living and increase her business. In the future, Aminata plans to expand her business more. 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
  • 14
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,574,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,368.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Aminata to purchase rice, cooking seasonings and coconut oil to expand her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 5, 2013
Jul 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013