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Yusifu S.
This is 40-year-old Yusifu, who is married and has two children aged 7 and 10 years. He has one additional dependent who lives with him because Yusifu wants to educate her.

In 2000, Yusifu started his business in ready-made items such as shoes, bags and clothes. He began his business when he was financed by his elder brother, to enable him to cater for his family. Working six days a week and eight hours a day, he earns about 733,700 SLL every month from his business.

Yusifu would like a loan of 4,000,000 SLL to increase his stock. He hopes that this loan will enable him to increase his monthly profits by approximately 600,000 SLL.

In the future, Yusifu plans to start saving to educate his child to university level, to rent a shop and to supply colleagues in business. He thanks you for your support.

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
  • 54
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,327,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,980.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Yusifu S. to buy more shoes, bags, clothes, etc., for his stall.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 25, 2010
Sep 16, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2011