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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 40-year-old Fatmata from Lunsar Northern area. She is married with three children between the ages of 5 and 22 years. Two of her children attend school. She also has five additional dependents at home.

Fatmata runs a used clothing business; she sells female and male dress. She has been running this business for 10 years. She works at the business 12 hours per day, 7 days per week. Fatmata says that the main challenge is that the rainy season sale is slow.

Fatmata has requested a loan in order to buy more clothing material for male and female. The extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children and increase her clothing material.

In the future, she plans to open a big shop. She thanks you 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
  • 35
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,329.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Fatmata to buy more clothing material for males and females.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 5, 2013
Sep 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014