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This is 34 year-old Fatmata K.. She is married and has two children aged two and six. In 2008, Fatmata K. established a kitchen utensil business. She opens her business six days a week and eleven hours a day. She is requesting a loan of 4,800,000 SLL to help her buy a large quantity of stock. This will reduce her transportation costs and in turn increase her profit margin. In the future, Fatmata plans to buy a piece of land. She thanks you for your support.

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About the Association for 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
  • 35
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,245.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Fatmata to buy more plastic kitchen equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 9, 2011
Feb 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011