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This is 40-year-old Fatmata. She is married and has two children, aged 15 and 13 years. In 2005, Fatmata established her Patented Drugs business. She began her business, because she wants to assist her husband in taking care of the home. Her business is located in the city center, and her main customers are lactating mothers and pregnant women. Working 7 days a week and 14 hours a day, she earns about SLL 622,000 every month from this business.

She would like a loan in the amount of SLL 3,000,000. Fatmata requires a loan in order to purchase more drugs for resale. She hopes that this loan will help her to increase the stock, and also the profit, of her store. In the future, Fatmata plans to expand in other places. She thanks you for your support.

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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
  • 47
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,314.8
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Fatmata to buy drugs for her pharmacy store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 15, 2013
Feb 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013