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Meet 48-year-old Fatmata from Tombo, in the western rural area of Freetown, in Sierra Leone.

Fatmata is married with five children. After her wedding, she established her retail business because she wanted to create a permanent source of income for her family.

She works at the business from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., seven days per week. She says the main challenges to her business are price inflation and business location.

Fatmata requires a loan to purchase food containers, plates and cups to expand her business. She hopes that the extra income generated from this loan will enable her to improve her status of living and increase her business.

In the future, Fatmata plans to expand her business more than ever. She thanks you for your support.

Additional Information

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
  • 52
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,342,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,338.4
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Fatmata to purchase food containers, plates and cups to expand her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 31, 2014
Feb 8, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014