A loan of $1,050 helped to buy at least four more baskets full of dried fish to add to her business.


Fatmata's story

Pictured here is Fatmata S., a small-scale businesswoman in Makeni, a city in northern Sierra Leone. This woman is seeking a loan of SLL 4,000,000 from SMT/Kiva in order to expand her business, make more sales, and consequently improve on her standard of living. Fatmata is 40 years old and is married with six children – five in secondary school and one in primary school. She was born in Yele village. For many years now, she has been selling dried fish. With the help of this loan, she will be able to get at least four more baskets full of dried fish to add to her business.



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