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This is 45-year-old Fatmata. She is married, and has 2 children aged 18 and 15 years. In 1992, Fatmata established her local foodstuff business. She began her business because of the experience she got from her mother when she was a small girl until she matured and was wedded to her husband, who gave her money to start a business. Working 6 days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about Le 1,500,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 4,000,000. Fatmata requires a loan in order to buy 11 bags of beans @ Le 350,000 and the remaining Le 150,000 for transportation. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 550,000. In the future, Fatmata plans to rent a very big store and to be a leading distributor of local foodstuff. She thanks you for your support.

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About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 22
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,379,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,362.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Fatmata to buy 11 bags of beans @ le 350,000 and the remaining Le 150,000 for transportation.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 18, 2012
Aug 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013