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Meet 28-year-old Bai from Tombo, Western rural area in Sierra Leone. He is single and has two children, ages 2 and 5 years. He began his business because he wants to improve his standard of living and stop fishing, Before, he was a fisherman. In 2010, Bai established his general stock business. He works at the business from 8:00am until 6:00pm, Monday to Friday. He says that the main challenges to his business are price inflation and sometimes purchasing power is slow.

Bai requires a loan in order to purchase more items like cigarettes, soft drinks, and milk. He hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow him to educate his children and buy a piece of land. In the future. Bai plans to own the biggest shop in the community. Bai 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
  • 32
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,369.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Bai to purchase more items like cigarettes, soft drinks, and milk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 18, 2013
Aug 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014