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Ya- Marie
Meet Ya- Marie. She is 24 years old and from Waterloo2 eastern area in Freetown. She is married, with one child.

In 2010, Ya- Marie established her retail business. She began her business because she wanted to develop herself. She works at the business from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m., 7 days per week. She says that the main challenge to her business is the poor network within her operation area.

Ya- Marie requires a loan in order to purchase more palm oil to expand her business. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to improve her welfare and increase her business.

In the future, Ya- Marie plans to open a foodstuff table. She thanks you 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
  • 41
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,338.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $150 helped Ya- Marie to purchase more palm oil to expand her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 6, 2013
Nov 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014