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This is 30 year-old Mariatu. She is married and has three children ages 12, 10 and 8. Mariatu established her used clothing business because she wanted a means of bringing in income to help her husband support their children. Her business is open 7 days a week, 11 hours a day. Mariatu has a very good credit history. She needs a loan of 4,000,000 SLL in order to buy more used clothing for her business. Mariatu intends to use the proceeds of this loan to educate her children and provide a better life for her family. 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
  • 4
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,125.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Mariatu to buy more used clothing for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 22, 2010
Dec 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011