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Fatmata is 36 years old and married with 2 children, ages 13 and 17 years. She runs a foodstuff business in Waterloo eastern area in Freetown. Her children are going to school. She started this business because she did not go to school; she was training with business.

To earn a living, she has been operating this business for the past 10 years. Her husband is in security but his income is not enough to support the home. She describes her major problem as the poor road network within her operation area.

She requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to buy different kinds of food stuff for resale, like onions, Maggie, salt and rice. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her create more customer rate and increase her profit. In the future, she would like to expand her business to a higher level. She is grateful for your support.

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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
  • 24
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,320.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Fatmata to buy different kinds of foodstuff for resale, like onions, Maggie, salt and rice.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 15, 2013
Apr 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014