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Fatmata Maya
This is 45 year-old Fatmata Maya. She is single, and has two children aged, 20, and 13 years-old. In 1992, Fatmata Maya established her onions, cooking-oil, rice, tinned tomato and maggi business. She began her business because she wanted to sustain her family .Working six days a week and 13 hours a day, she earns about Le 600,000 every month from this business.

She would like a loan in the amount of Le 3,000,000 in order to buy ground-nuts, palm-oil, and bennie (sesame seeds). She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 300,000. In the future, Fatmata Maya plans to build a more spacious stall to better display her goods. Very hard working, 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
  • 46
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,278.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Fatmata Maya to buy ground-nuts, palm-oil, and bennie (sesame seeds).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 3, 2013
May 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 23, 2014