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Mariatu is married to a trader and they have two children who are attending school. She has traded for seven years in palm oil, rice, and vegetables in Makeni city. Mariatu is very determined to see that her business continues to grow. She opens her business at 7 am and closes by 7:30 pm.She has basic business skills.

Mariatu has a good credit history. She needs a loan of 4,000,000SLL, to buy additional palm oil and rice for resale. She intends to use the proceeds from this loan to educate her kids and buy a piece of land. She thanks you for supporting her.

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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
  • 3,969.8
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Mariatu to buy palm oil and vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 18, 2010
Aug 26, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011