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This is 39 year-old Aminata. She is married, and has one child who is 10 years-old. In 1995, Aminata established her palm oil business in order to generate income for her family. Working five days a week and six hours a day, she earns about Le 600,000 every month from this business. Aminata would like a loan in the amount of Le 3,000,000 in order to increase her stock. She also expects that this loan will enable her to travel to other countries, where she can purchase goods more cheaply. Her biggest challenges at the moment are the high cost of transportation and depreciation of the local currency. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 600,000. 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
  • 29
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,125.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Aminata to buy more palm oil for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 22, 2010
Nov 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 16, 2011