A loan of $1,175 helped to buy more textiles for her business.


Fatmata's story

This is 50-year-old Fatmata. She is married and has one child, aged 16. She has three additional dependents, who live with her and serve as her sales assistants in the business. In 2007, Fatmata established her textiles business. She began her business to empower and enable her to care for her child; she was a widow at that time. Her business is located at the heart of the city, and her customers are both men and women. Working 7 days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about SLL 430,000 every month from this business.

She would like a loan in the amount of SLL 5,000,000. Fatmata has already received and successfully repaid two loans, and she has been making timely payments on her third loan. Now she requires a new loan, in order to purchase additional business inventory. She hopes that this loan will enable her to generate more income for domestic use. In the future, Fatmata plans to further increase her stock level, to build a house, and to educate her child. She is saying thanks to Kiva.



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