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Mabinty, age 36, sells such items as pepper, palm oil, and gari (dried ground cassava) to earn an income. She has been running this business for 10 years. She works from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. six days per week. She reports that the main challenge to her enterprise is that sometimes her vehicle breaks down on the way to her place of business.

Mabinty lives with her husband and their four children in Waterloo2, a western rural area in Freetown. Two of her children are currently attending school.

She has requested a loan in order to purchase more palm oil and gari to expand her business. The extra income generated from this loan will allow her to ensure the education of her children and to repay her loan.

In the future, she plans to open a larger food store.

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
  • 35
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,338.4
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Mabinty to purchase more palm oil and gari to offer for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 9, 2013
Jan 8, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014