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This is 51 year old Fatmata. She is married and has 4 children aged 32, 30, 28 and 22 years. In 2006, she established her baby clothing business, which she began because she wants to help her husband with some responsibilities. Her business is located close to a children’s hospital in the outskirts of town and her main customers are pregnant women and suckling mothers. Working 6 days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about SLL 700,000 every month. Fatmata requires a loan of SLL 3,000,000 in order to buy more diapers, baby oil, baby powder and napkins for resale. She hopes that this loan will help her to meet the demand of her customers. She plans to develop and build her own shop, and to educate her children up to a university level. 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
  • 36
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,331.4
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Fatmata to buy more baby items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 5, 2012
Dec 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013