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Fatmata is 26 years old and married with three children, aged between 4 and 10 years old.

She runs a grocery business at her house in Moriba town BO, in Sierra Leone. She got married at a young age to an older man; she decided to start a business because she wanted to create income to support the home.

She's been in this business for four years and sells biscuits, sweets and cigarettes at home. She says that the main challenge to her business is price inflation.

She requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to buy more grocery goods like biscuits, sweets and cigarettes. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her increase her business and take very good care of her children.

In the future, she would like to expand her business to a shop level. She is grateful for your support.

Additional Information

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
  • 13
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,574,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,328.6
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Fatmata to buy more grocery goods like biscuits, sweets and cigarettes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 18, 2013
May 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014