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Meet 49-year-old Makaprr from Waterloo2 Eastern area in Freetown. She is married to a businessman with 5 children but her husband's income is not enough to care of the home. She began her business because she wanted to be self-dependent. In 2006, Makaprr established her general store business. She works at the business 9 hours per day, 7 days per week. She says that the main challenges to her business are price inflation and transportation difficulties.

Makaprr requires a loan in order to purchase more items like cigarettes, biscuits, soap and pure water. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to increase her business and repay her loan. In the future, Makaprr plans to own the biggest shop in the community. 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
  • 14
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,542,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,338.4
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Makaprr to purchase more items like cigarettes, biscuits, soap and pure water.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 25, 2013
Nov 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014