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Ishiatu is 35 years old and married with two children. She runs a business selling domestic products in the Tombo Western rural area of Sierra Leone. She started this business because she wants to improve conditions for her family.

She has been in this business since after the war. She sells glasses, plates, knives, and food containers within her community. She says that the main challenge for her business is the business location.

Ishiatu requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more spoons and a variety of food containers to resell. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her expand her business and take care of her family. In the future, she would like to open a big shop. She is grateful 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
  • 46
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,338.4
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Ishiatu to purchase more spoons and a variety of food containers to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 18, 2013
Nov 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014