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Update on Fatmata

This is 51 year-old Fatmata. She is married and has five children ages 25, 24, 21, 18 and 15. She has one additional dependent who lives with her as her sales girl. In 2003, Fatmata established her commercial business. She began her business just to provide help to her husband in the running of the home. Her business is located at the center of town and her main customers are men and women. Working seven days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about 700,000 SLL every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of 6,250,000 SLL. Fatmata has already received and successfully repaid three loans and now requires a new loan in order to buy Irish potatoes (1,500,000 SLL), soft drinks (800,000 SLL) and eggs (3,000,000 SLL). She hopes that with this loan and the additional income generated by the loan she will be able to her solve her problems. In the future, Fatmata plans to build a house, to give her children a quality education and to travel to the holy land of Mecca. She appreciates the gesture she is receiving from Kiva. She thanks you for your support.

Previous Loan Details

This is 50-year-old Fatmata. She is married and has 5 children, ages 25, 23, 20,18 and 14. Three of them are schooling and two are employed. She has 1 additional dependent, who lives with her as her sales assistant. In 2003, Fatmata established her provisions and soft drinks business. She b... More from Fatmata's previous loan »

Additional Information

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 35
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,320.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,450 helped Fatmata to buy provisions and soft drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 19, 2013
Apr 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Fatmata. It was first posted on Kiva on Sep, 2012. Learn More