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Fatmata B. I. is married to a driver and has 2 dependents. She sells materials for different types of sport in the central market of Makeni city. Fatmata has 25 years of experience in her sporting goods business, which was initially financed by her husband. Fatmata has a good loan repayment history. She needs a loan of 3,000,000 SLL to buy more items for her shop and hopes to use the proceeds of her loan to educate her children and to buy a piece of land.

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About the Association or Rural Development

The Association for Rural Development (ARD) is one of the leading microfinance institutions in Sierra Leone. Established in 1989, ARD has offered individual and group loans to support small-scale businesses across the country for two decades. You can learn more about ARD on its partner profile page, support the organization and its staff by joining the ARD lending team, or lend to another one of its borrowers currently raising funds on Kiva.

About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 2
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,900.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Fatmata to buy more items for her shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 4, 2010
Aug 20, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011