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This is 27-year-old Kadiatu. She is married and has one child who is three years old.

In 2005, Kadiatu established her business selling milk, sugar, butter, sardines, paste and soft drinks. She began her business because she realised she needed to generate enough income to help her husband provide livelihood for their family.

Working seven days a week and ten hours a day, she earns about 800,000 SLL every month from this business. Kadiatu has a good loan repayment history. She needs a loan of 4,000,000 SLL. Kadiatu requires a loan in order to purchase more goods by cartons for resale. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately 250,000 SLL. 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
  • 22
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,379,975
    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 Kadiatu to buy cartons of sardines, sugar, ovaltine, milk, toothpaste and soft drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 6, 2010
Oct 24, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011