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Mohamed D. trades in different types of used clothing. He is married to a businesswoman who owns her own business at the same marketplace.

They have three children, a boy and two girls, and three other dependents. These people give help to the business and house activities when he goes out of town to get his goods.

Mohamed has been in business for about six years and hopes to buy more used clothing, cater to his family and start construction of a building.

Additional Information

About the Association or 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
  • 29
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,915.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Mohamed to buy additional used clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 2, 2009
Dec 12, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2010