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This is 38-year-old Fatmata. She is married, and has three children ages 6, 10, and 12 years. In 1998, Fatmata established her food items business. She began her business to maximize her income, educate her children and create a savings account. Working seven days a week and ten hours a day, she earns about Le 400,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 3,000,000 to add stock to her business by traveling to the neighboring country, Guinea.

She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 400,000. In the future, Fatmata plans to help her husband construct a house, educate her children and establish a savings account. She thanks you for your support.

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About the Association or Rural Development

The Association for Rural Development (ARD) is one of the leading microfinance institutions in Sierra Leone. Established in 1989, ARD has offered individual and group loans to support small-scale businesses across the country for two decades. You can learn more about ARD on its partner profile page, support the organization and its staff by joining the ARD lending team, or lend to another one of its borrowers currently raising funds on Kiva.

About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 29
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,574,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,075.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Fatmata to buy more bags of grandnut for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 6, 2010
Oct 24, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011