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This is 38-year-old Fatmata from Torkpoi town, Southern Area, in Sierra Leone. She is married with three children between the ages of 12 and 17 years old.

Fatmata runs a cookery business; she sells cookery at home. She has been running this business for 10 years. She works at the business 12 hours per day and 7 days per week. She says that the main challenge to her business is sometimes the price of goods in the market is very expensive.

Fatmata has requested a loan in order to buy rice, palm oil, onions and fish. The extra income from this loan will allow her to increase her business and help her pay her children's school fees. In the future, she hopes and prays to expand her business to a restaurant level. She appreciates 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
  • 14
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,574,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,328.1
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD