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This is 40-year-old Fatmata C.. She is married and has two children, ages 10 and 15. She has two additional dependents whom she adopted.

In 2008, Fatmata established her food business. She began her business because it is fast-moving and she has great help from her husband. She opens her business seven days a week and eight hours a day.

She would like a loan in the amount of 4,000,000 SLL. Fatmata needs the loan in order to purchase a large quantity of palm oil, bags of rice and other food items. She thanks you for your support.

Additional Information

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
  • 54
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,327,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,245.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Fatmata to buy food items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 9, 2011
Feb 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011