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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 35-year-old Isatu from Port Loko. She is married with 6 children. She began her food market because she was trained in this business.

Isatu sells various items from a room in her house; she sells cigarettes, milk, pure water and other drinks. She has been running this business since 2000. Because the business is located in her home, she works all day, everyday. Isatu says that at present her business is doing fine.

Isatu has requested a loan in order to buy more pure water, bagged milk and various drinks. The extra income produced from this loan will allow her to expand her business and take care of her family's needs. In the future, she plans to open another shop. 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
  • 35
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,300.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Isatu to buy more pure water, bagged milk and drinks to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 12, 2013
Oct 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014