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Ishatu is 28 years old, married, and has three children, one of whom attends school. She operates a pharmacy in Waterloo in the western rural area in Sierra Leone, which she has been doing for 13 years. She sells malarial drugs, cholera drugs, and blood syrup within her community. Her main challenge is the lack of capital to expand her business.

Ishatu is requesting a loan from BRAC Sierra Leone, which she will use to buy more malarial drugs, cholera drugs, and blood syrup to sell. The extra income from this loan will help her increase her business and pay her children's school fees. In the future, she would like to open a big clinic in her community.

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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
  • 46
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,068,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,340.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Ishatu to purchase malarial drugs, cholera drugs, and blood syrup.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 2, 2013
Nov 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014