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Meet 37-year-old Marie from Waterloo 2 Western rural area in Freetown. She is married with two children. Her children are currently attending school. twenty years ago, Marie established her cake business. She began her business because she needed to create income to support the home. She works at the business twelve hours per day and seven days per week. She says that the main challenges to her business are lack of enough capital to expand her business and price inflation.

Marie requires a loan in order to buy flour, cooking oil, and sugar to expand her cake business. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to increase her business and have a permanent business location. In the future; Marie plans to expand her business more than ever. 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
  • 40
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,978,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,349.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $150 helped Marie to buy flour, cooking oil, and sugar to expand her cake business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 10, 2013
Oct 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014