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Fathima, a married mother of 3, is in her late thirties. Here children are between 8 and 13 years old. She runs a clothing enterprise in Waterloo Eastern area in Freetown. Her children are going to school. She began this business because she did not go to school and she thought that business would be more profitable.

She's been in this business for 15 years and sells wax cotton, lace, and women's clothing. She says that despite the challenges, she is a very hardworking woman and desires to educate her children.

Fatmata requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase variety of clothing with traditional design patterns. She says that the extra resulting income will help her to increase her business and educate her children. In the future, she would like to open a supermarket. 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
  • 4,339.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Fatmata to purchase a variety of clothing with traditional design patterns.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 17, 2013
Jun 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014