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Sarrah is 30 years old, married, and has two children who attend school. She is from Jui in the western rural area in Freetown. Sarrah operates a retail business selling charcoal and wood, which she has been doing for five years. She works at the business throughout the week. Her main challenge to her business is the poor road network within her operation area.

Sarrah requested a loan, which she will use to purchase more charcoal and wood to expand her business. The extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children and repay her loan. In the future, she plans to open a big food store.

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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
  • 43
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,340.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD