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Fatmata, aged 28, is married and has two children aged 10 and 6. She has one additional dependant who lives with her as her sales assistant. In 2001, Fatmata established her business selling limes and yams. She began her business because she wanted to help her husband in taking care of their home. Working seven days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about Le 700,000 every month.

Fatmata would like a loan of Le 3,000,000. She requires a loan in order to plough funds into her present business so that she can increase customers and profit. In the future, Fatmata plans for further expansion and to increase her stock, to earn more profits and to send her children to university.

She thanks you for your support.

Additional Information

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
  • 14
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,542,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,360.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Fatmata to plough funds into her present business to increase her customers and profit.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 6, 2012
Jun 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013