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This is 33-year-old Fatmata. She is married with one child aged eight. In 1997, Fatmata established her fish business. She began her business because she wanted to assist her family. Working seven days a week and six hours a day, she earns about Le900,000 every month. She would like a loan in the amount of Le4,000,000. Fatmata requires a loan to buy more cartons of fish and pay for transportation. In the future, Fatmata plans to educate her children in a university and construct a mini cool-room for herself. 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
  • 34
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,347.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Fatmata to buy cartons of fish for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 3, 2012
Oct 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013