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Aminata K. is an active and very committed businesswoman who sells in Tobu market, one of the most popular and attractive business centres in the city of Bo. She sells food condiments which she is always busy serving to her customers.

Aminata is married to a photographer who monitors her greatly to see that her business prospers. She has three children and helps her husband to care for the children's schooling.

Aminata is in search of a loan to buy more foodstuffs that will increase her income. She intends using the proceeds of her loan to assist her husband in running the home and to save some funds for construction in the future.

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
  • 2
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,928.5
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Aminata to buy more foodstuffs to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 24, 2010
Apr 10, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2010