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Meet 30-year-old Fatmata from Waterloo eastern area in Freetown. She is married with 3 children between the ages of 4 and 11. In 2007, Fatmata established her palm oil business. She began her business because she wants to generates her own source of income. She works at the business from 8:00am until 7:00pm, 7 days a week. She says that the main challenge to her business is insufficient capital to expand her business.

Fatmata requires a loan in order to purchase more palm oil to expand her business. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to change her status of living and increase her business. In the future, Fatmata plans to expand her business more. She thanks you 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

  • $903
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $8,868,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,329.3
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Fatmata to purchase more palm oil to expand her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 25, 2013
Aug 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014