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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 35-year-old Fatmata from Torkpoi town in Bo. She is married with 2 children between the ages of 12 years and 18 years. Fatmata's children attend school. She began her business because she wants to stop sitting at home as a house wife and create a permanent source of income to take care of her needs.

Fatmata runs a general stock business. She sells clothes, suit cases and food containers. She has been running this business for the past 5 years. Fatmata works 8 hours per day and 7 days per week.

Fatmata has requested a loan to buy more clothes, suit cases and food containers. The extra income from this loan will allow her to improve her life and her family's well being. In the future, she plans to open a big general store. She thanks you for your support!

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About BRAC Sierra Leone

This loan is administered by BRAC Sierra Leone. BRAC, the world’s largest NGO, takes a multi-dimensional approach to attacking poverty through offering a comprehensive range of programs in the realms of microfinance, capacity building, livelihood development, health, education, and social justice.

BRAC Sierra Leone plays a large role in providing economic empowerment to communities that lack access to the financial mainstream. BRAC Sierra Leone offers small enterprise loans to men and women who desire to expand their small businesses, generate employment opportunities, and provide new services. More information can be found on BRAC Sierra Leone’s Kiva Field Partner Page.

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
  • 4,328.1
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Fatmata to buy more clothes, suit cases and food containers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 11, 2013
May 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013