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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 44-year-old Aminata from Waterloo Western rural area in Freetown. She is married and has four children. Three of her children are currently attending school.

Aminata runs a retail business. She sells palm oil for resale. She has been running this business for 20 years. She works at the business 15 hours per day, six days per week. Aminata says that the business is doing well because out of the profit she is able to take care of the home.

Aminata has requested a loan in order to purchase more gallon of palm oil to expand her business. The extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children and improve her standard of living. In the future, she plans to open a big food store. 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
  • 35
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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 $200 helped Aminata to purchase more gallons of palm oil to expand her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 24, 2014
Mar 25, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014