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Aminata is 36 years old, married, and the mother of two children aged 8 and 18 years. She runs a general merchandise business selling soda, milk, cigarettes and bread in her community in the Tombo Western rural area of Sierra Leone. She started this enterprise in 2006 because she wanted to try to improve her and her family's welfare. Reduced purchasing power during the rainy season is her main obstacle.

Aminata has requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to buy more soda, milk, cigarettes and biscuits for resale. She says that the extra income arising from this loan will help her increase her business and improve her standard of living. In the future, she would like to buy a plot of land. Aminata is grateful 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
  • 4,327.7
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Aminata to buy purchase more soda, milk, cigarettes and biscuits for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 3, 2013
Aug 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014