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This is 26 year-old Fatmata. She is married and has one three-year-old child, who is a school-going child. She has one additional dependent, who lives with her to be fostered.

In 2010, Fatmata established her business selling paracetamol tablets, blood tonic, vitamins, baby food, ORS, pain relief, glucose and other products. She was introduced to the business by her foster parents, and when she got married her husband helped her establish the business.

Working six days a week and 14 hours a day, she earns about SLL 2,112,5000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of SLL 5,000,000. Fatmata requires a loan in order to buy more paracetamol tablets, blood tonic, pain relief tablets, vitamins tablets, ampiclox and flagyl tablets.

In the future, Fatmata plans to build a house, educate her child and further her nursing courses. This loan will help to increase stock and profit. Inadequate capital is her major challenge. She is hardworking and trustworthy businesswoman 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
  • 33
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,314.8
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Fatmata to pay for more pharmaceuticals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 1, 2013
Feb 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013