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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 30-year-old Fatmata from Tombo Western rural area in Freetown. She is married and blessed with 2 children between the ages 5 years and 11 years old. She started this business to get their daily food out of the cookery sales.

Fatmata runs a cookery business at home. She sells cookery food at her house. She started running this business after the war. She works at the business throughout the week, from morning to night. Fatmata says that the main challenges to her business are price inflation and insufficient finances to expand her business.

Fatmata has requested a loan in order to buy more cooking items, such as rice, palm oil and cooking seasonings. The extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children and increase her business. In the future, she plans to build a house. 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
  • 40
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,340.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Fatmata to buy more cooking items, such as rice, palm oil, and cooking seasonings.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 3, 2013
Nov 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014