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Fatmata is 27 years old and married with two children, ages 1 and 6 years old. Her husband is an old man retired from his job; she always takes care of the home by herself. She runs a provision store in Torkpoi town, Bo, Southern Area in Sierra Leone.

She's been in this business for seven years and sells milk, butter, sugar and bread. She says that her business is run well because, out of the profit, she is able to take care of the home.

Fatmata requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase palm oil and provision items to expand her business. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her increase her business and educate her children. In the future, she would like to educate her children. 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
  • 16
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,328.1
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Fatmata to purchase palm oil and provision items to expand her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 11, 2013
May 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014