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Pius K. is the proprietor of a mini-boutique. This shop is rented within the central business district.

He is married and his wife is also engaged in the running of the boutique. He spends part of his time as a social worker with a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Bo.

He has two years' experience in business. He hopes to use the proceeds of the loan to purchase land and educate his children.

He is industrious and hard-working.

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
  • 32
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,852.8
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Pius to buy additional clothing for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 24, 2010
Mar 2, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2010