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This is 27 year-old Fatmata. She is married and has one child aged 8 months. She has one additional dependent, her cousin, living with her.

In 2005, Fatmata established her clothing business. She began her business to help her husband to take care of the home and for her personal development.

Her business is located in the city center and her main customers are adults. Working 7 days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about 1,000,000 SLL every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of 5,000,000 SLL to purchase dry cotton, wax cotton, and black wax cotton. She hopes that this loan can improve the stock and raise profits.

In the future, Fatmata plans to see her business become a very big shop and educate her child to the university level.

She thanks you for your support.

Additional Information

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
  • 45
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,339.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Fatmata to pay for dry cotton, wax cotton, and black wax cotton for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 14, 2014
Feb 16, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014