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Meet 38-year-old Zainab from Jui Eastern area in Freetown. She is married with three children. 10 years ago, Zainab established her food stand business. She began her business because she did not go school and she was trained in business. She works at the business from 8:00 am until 7:00 pm, 7 days per week. She is very hard-working and desires to improve her standard of living

Zainab requires a loan in order to purchase rice, flour and a variety of cooking seasonings to expand her business. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to feed her children and increase her business. In the future, Zainab plans to expand her business more. 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
  • 44
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,288.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Zainab to purchase rice, flour and a variety of cooking seasonings to expand her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 26, 2013
Nov 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014