Update on Fatmata J.This is 37-year-old Fatmata J. She is single and has two children, ages 13 and 7, both attending school.
In 2008, Fatmata J. established her business selling provisions (e.g., biscuits, cigarettes, drinks, soap, pure water, paste, Ovaltine, mayonnaise, milk). She began her business because she left school, due to mistreatment by her stepmother. She got into an early marriage and her husband gave her some money to start a business. Working seven days a week and 12 hours a day, she earns about SLL 2,000,000 every month from this business.
Fatmata J. would like a loan in the amount of SLL 5,000,000. She has already received and successfully repaid two loans, and now requires a new loan in order to buy batteries, black mint, sweets, mosquito coils, and biscuits.
Fatmata J. was unable to develop her land, but was able to improve her business. She used part of her profit to pay school fees for her children and she provided livelihood for her family.
In the future, Fatmata J. plans to educate her children, develop her piece of land, and continue to expand her business. Her hope is that this loan helps her to achieve some of her future plans. She is a hard-working and honest businesswoman. She thanks you for your support.
Previous Loan DetailsThis is 36 year-old Fatmata. She is single and has two children ages 12 and 6, both attending school. In 2008, Fatmata established her business selling provisions (biscuits, cigarettes, drinks, soap, pure water, paste, Ovaltine, mayonnaise, milk etc.). She began her business because she left sch... More from Fatmata J.'s previous loan »
About the Association or Rural DevelopmentThe 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.
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid
- Repayment Term
- 8 months (Additional Information)
- Repayment Schedule
- Jun 7, 2013
- Jun 14, 2013
- Currency Exchange Loss:
- Dec 17, 2013