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Zainab is married and has two children who are 8 and 15 years old. In 2004, Zainab established her food vending business. She began her business to generate income, maximize her profit and educate her children. Working seven days a week and ten hours a day, she earns about Le 1,200,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 4,000,000 to purchase more goods in bulk, including rice, onions and tomatoes. Zainab plans to travel to neighboring countries to purchase these goods at a lower cost.

She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 800,000. In the future, Zainab plans to generate more income and educate her children. 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
  • 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 $1,000 helped Zainab to purchase more goods in bulk, including rice, onions and tomatoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 6, 2010
Oct 24, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011