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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 38-year-old Memunatu from Lunsa in the Northern area. She is married and has 4 children between the ages of 5 and 20. She began this business to create a source of income.

Memunatu runs a general store from her house; she sells cigarettes, milk, soap and drinks. She has been running this business for the past 15 years. She works at the business throughout the week. Memunatu says that her major problem is poor road network.

Memunatu has requested a loan in order to buy more pure water, bags of milk and drinks. The extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children and become an international business woman. In the future, she plans to build a house. 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
  • 46
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,324.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Memunatu to buy more pure water, bags of milk and drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 15, 2013
Sep 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014