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Meet 35-year-old Fatmata from Waterloo Western rural in Freetown in Sierra Leone. She is married and has 3 children. Fatmata established her local snacks business 5 years ago because she wanted to create income to educate her children. She works at the business 6 days per week, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. She says that her business is doing well and provides her with income to take care of her children.

Fatmata requires a loan in order to purchase more fruit and gari (cassava flakes) to expand her business. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to change her status of living and to increase her business. In the future, Fatmata plans to expand her business more than ever. 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
  • 32
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,288.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Fatmata to purchase more fruit and gari to expand her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 11, 2014
Apr 3, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014