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This is 48-year-old Fatmata. She is a widow and has a 14-year-old child. She has 5 additional dependents who live with her because she wants them to help her with her business.

In 2007, Fatmata established her uniforms and other clothing business. She began her business because it helps enable her to care for her parents and her only child. Working 7 days a week and 13 hours a day, she earns about 800,000 SLL every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of 4,000,000 SLL. Fatmata requires a loan in order to buy poplin, check, shatting and siphon materials. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately 300,000 SLL.

In the future, Fatmata plans to own a house, embark in international business, and give her child the education he needs. The rising cost of stock is her challenge. She thanks you for your support.

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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
  • 29
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,315.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Fatmata to buy poplin, shatting, check and siphon materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 7, 2011
Jul 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 16, 2012