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Isatu is 30 years old and married, with 4 children between the ages of 3 and 13 years. She runs a general merchandise business in Tombo, a western rural area in Sierra Leone. She began her business to strive for a better living.

She’s been in this business since getting married and sells soda, milk, cigarettes and biscuits within her community. She says that the main problem with her business is a lack of capital to expand.

Isatu requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more soda, milk, cigarettes and biscuits for resale. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her increase her business and improve her standard of living.

In the future she would like to open a big provision shop. She is grateful 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
  • 4,339.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Isatu to purchase soda, milk, cigarettes and biscuits for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 27, 2013
Nov 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014