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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 43-year-old Gbassary from the Waterloo eastern rural area in Freetown. She is married and blessed with three children between the ages 7 and 20; two of her children are attending school.

Gbassary runs a cookery business at home; she sells cooked food. She has been running this business since 2009. She works at the business throughout the week, from morning to night. Gbassary says that the main challenges to her business are prices, transportation, and insufficient financing to expand her business.

Gbassary has requested a loan to buy more cooking items like rice, onions, and cooking seasoning. The extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children and increase her business.

In the future, she plans to expand her business. She thanks you for your support!

Additional Information

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
  • 4,349.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $150 helped Gbassary to buy more cooking items like rice, onions, and cooking seasonings.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 10, 2013
Oct 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014