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Meet 25-year-old Salamatu from Waterloo western rural area in Freetown. She is married and has one child. For five years, Salamatu has had her clothing material business. She began her business because she wants to generate a permanent source of income to empower herself. She works at the business from 8:00am until 5:30 pm, 7 days per week. She says that the main challenge to her business is insufficient capital to expand her business.

Salamatu requires a loan in order to purchase more clothing material for resale. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to improve her family welfare and increase her business. In the future, Salamatu plans to expand her business to a higher level. She thanks you 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
  • 33
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,339.8
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Salamatu to purchase more clothing material for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 24, 2014
Mar 25, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014