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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 40-year-old Marie from Moriba town Bo. She is married with four children between the ages of 3 years and 15 years. Three of her children are currently attending school.

Marie runs a food stand; she sells rice, flour, and cooking seasonings. She has been running this business for 20 years. She works at the business throughout the week, 10 hours per day. Marie says that sometimes business is very difficult.

Marie has requested a loan in order to purchase cooking seasonings, rice and oil for resale. The extra income from this loan will allow her to pay her children's school fees and increase her business. In the future, she plans to expand her enterprise even 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
  • 45
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,082,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,326.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Marie to purchase cooking seasonings, rice and oil for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 24, 2013
Jul 31, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014