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Amie
This is Amie. She is married and has five children, aged 4, 8, 10, 12, and 18 years. In 2000, Amie established her used-clothing business. She began her business by buying additional goods like vests, skirts, body suits and trousers.

Working 7 days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about 750,000 Sierra Leone Leones (Le) every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 4,000,000 to increase her business capital. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 400,000.

In the future, Amie plans to educate her children to the university level, buy land and establish a savings account for retirement. She 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

  • $903
    Average annual income
  • 7
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $8,989,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,075.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Amie buy more used clothing for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 22, 2010
Listed
Oct 24, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 16, 2011