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This is 43-year-old Fatmata. She is married and has two children, aged 28 and 22 years. In 1992, Fatmata established her materials, cottons, lace, etc., business. She began her business to help her husband in the running of the home. Her business is located in the outskirts of town, and her main customers are women.

Working 7 days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about 600,000 Le (Sierra Leone leones) every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 4,500,000. Fatmata requires a loan in order to purchase more materials for resale. She hopes that this loan will increase her stock level and help her to access more profits.

In the future, Fatmata plans to become a supplier to many schools, supplying different types of uniforms. 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
  • 5
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,319.7
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Fatmata to pay for more clothing materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 15, 2013
Mar 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013