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Mariama J. is a widow with four children. She is an experienced trader who has traded for thirty years. She owns a shop along Fenton Road where she sells provisions. She is assisted by her children in the shop.

Mariama is a client with a very good credit history. She is seeking a loan in order to buy more provisions. She hopes to use the proceeds from the loan to start construction on her reserved site and to educate her children.

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
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,845.5
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Mariama to buy more provisions to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 17, 2010
Apr 15, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010