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Meet Fatmata, She is a 35-year-old from Waterloo, in the Eastern area of Freetown. She is married with three children between the ages of 3 years and 13 years. Two of her children are currently attending school. For the past seven years, Fatmata has established a business selling assorted drinks within the Waterloo community. She was a housewife. She began this business because she wanted to contribute to taking care of the children. She works at the business from 8:00 am until 7:00 pm, seven days per week. She says that the main challenge to her business is during rainy season when sales are very slow.

Fatmata requires a loan in order to purchase more assorted drinks for resale. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to become more successful and repay her loan. In the future, Fatmata plans to expand and open another outlet. 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

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 5
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,337.5
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Fatmata to purchase more assorted drinks for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 16, 2013
Sep 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014