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Fatmata is 47 years old and married with two children, ages 16 years and 18 years. She runs a general merchandise shop in Waterloo in Sierra Leone.

She's been in this business for 10 years and sells rice, palm oil, dried cassava, pepper and more food stuff at Waterloo. She does not earn any other income except in this business. She does not have any challenges to her business.

Fatmata requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to buy more food stuffs. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her to improve the standard of living of her family. She says that BRAC has been very helpful to her.

Additional Information

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
  • 32
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,327.5
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Fatmata to buy rice, palm oil, dried cassava, and pepper.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 15, 2011
Mar 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012