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This is 47-year-old Yealie. She is married and has 3 children aged 32, 28 and 24. She has four additional dependents who live with her because they are relatives of her husband who helps them at home and sends them to school.

In 1985, Yealie established her rubber bucket, bowl, baskets, and plates business. She began her business because her parents taught her trading since she did not go to school. Working 7 days a week and 9 hours a day, she earns about 2,650,000 Sierra Leonean leones (SLL) every month from this business. She needs a loan of 4,500,000 SLL.

Yealie requires a loan in order to purchase more market basket, washing boards, rubber kettles, and sets of pans for resale. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately 715,500 SLL. In the future, Yealie plans to make plenty of money to help her husband support their children and improve their business. Yealie is selling in the middle of her competitors but her communication skills and customer care helps her a lot. She thanks you for your support.

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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
  • 16
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,975.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Yealie to buy household items for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 8, 2010
Sep 21, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 20, 2011