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Meet 45-year-old Salamatu from Waterloo, the eastern area in Freetown. She is widowed with 5 children. For the past 25 years, Salamatu established her retail business alongside a coal nut and palm oil business at her house. She began her business because she generates her own source of income. She works at the business from 8:00am until 7:00pm, 7 days per week. She says that the main challenge to her business is the slow purchasing power of the customers.

Salamatu requires a loan in order to purchase more palm oil, coconut oil and coal nuts to expand her business. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to change her status of living and increase her business. In the future, Salamatu 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
  • 34
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,339.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Salamatu to purchase more palm oil, coconut oil and coal nuts to expand her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 27, 2013
Nov 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014