A loan of $950 helped to buy ink, caustic soda, powder, etc. She will also buy a bale of Bamako cloths, dozens of dishes and plastic bowls to add to her business.


Fatu's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva.org in Makeni, Northern Sierra Leone is very pleased to present to you Fatu. Fatu is a small scale entrepreneur who has come to SMT/Kiva lenders to seek for a loan of SLL 4,000,000.00 in order to invest in her businesses.

Fatu sells cloths – “gara lappers” (locally dyed cloths) and “Bamakos” (cloths made in Mali). She also sells household items like dishes, plastic bowls, etc. She has been doing business for twenty years now. Born in Makeni city, the forty-seven-year-old wife and mother of three children has applied for this loan in order to buy gara lapper making materials – ink, caustic soda, powder, etc. in order to produce a large quantities of gara cloths for sale. She will also use part of the loan to buy a bale of Bamako cloths, dozens of dishes and plastic bowls to add to her business.



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