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Update on Fatmata

This is 50-year-old Fatmata. She is married and has one child, aged 16. She has three additional dependents, who live with her and serve as her sales assistants in the business. In 2007, Fatmata established her textiles business. She began her business to empower and enable her to care for her child; she was a widow at that time. Her business is located at the heart of the city, and her customers are both men and women. Working 7 days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about SLL 430,000 every month from this business.

She would like a loan in the amount of SLL 5,000,000. Fatmata has already received and successfully repaid two loans, and she has been making timely payments on her third loan. Now she requires a new loan, in order to purchase additional business inventory. She hopes that this loan will enable her to generate more income for domestic use. In the future, Fatmata plans to further increase her stock level, to build a house, and to educate her child. She is saying thanks to Kiva.

Previous Loan Details

This is 49-year-old Fatmata. She is a widow and has one 15-year-old child. She has three additional dependents who live with her because they serve as sales assistants. In 2007, Fatmata established her textiles business. She began her business to empower her to care for her child. Working sev... More from Fatmata's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 16
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,319.7
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Fatmata to buy more textiles for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 15, 2013
Mar 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Fatmata. It was first posted on Kiva on May, 2012. Learn More