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Aminata B
This is 38-year-old Aminata B K.. She is married and has three children aged 6, 9 and 12 years. In 2000, Aminata established her locally dyed gara and cotton cloth business in order to generate income and educate her children. Working seven days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about 900000 SLL every month from this business.

Aminata would like a loan in the amount of 3000000 SLL to add 15 new pieces of gara and two dozen new pieces of cotton, which she buys in neighboring Guinea. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately 600000 SLL.

In the future, Aminata plans to buy a motorbike to gain more contacts and increase her income. She hopes that this increased income will allow her to construct a house for her family, educate her children and establish a savings account. She thanks you for your support.

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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
  • 23
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,075.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Aminata B to buy more cotton and gara cloth for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 6, 2010
Oct 24, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011