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This is 36 year-old Isatu. She is married, and has 3 children aged 17, 14, and 5. She has 2 additional dependents who live with her. They are a brother and sister and need assistance in their schooling. In 2008, Isatu established her provision business. She began her business because she believed it could provide more income to support her family. Working 6 days a week and 12 hours a day, she earns about 1,597,200SLL every month from this business.

Isatu needs a loan of 4,000,000 in order to buy additional cartons of baked beans, sardines, and sugar. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately 319,440SLL. Isatu intends to use the proceeds of this loan to educate her children and buy a piece of land. 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
  • 2
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,140.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Isatu the loan is used to buy additional provisions such as cartons of baked beans, sardines, and sugar.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 10, 2010
Nov 16, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011