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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 45-year-old Fatmata from Waterloo, eastern rural area of Freetown. She is married and blessed with five children. She started her business to take care of her family.

Fatmata runs a palm oil business from home; she sells palm oil and peppers. She has been running this business since 2000. She works at the business throughout the week from morning to night. Fatmata says that the main challenge to her business is the cost of transportation and insufficient finances to expand her business.

Fatmata has requested a loan in order to buy more gallons of palm oil for resale. The extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children and increase her business. In the future, she plans to expand her business. 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
  • 29
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,347.8
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Fatmata to buy more gallons of palm oil for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 30, 2013
Nov 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014