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This is 41-year-old Gibrilla. He is married and has five children, ages 10, 8, 5, 3 and 1. In 1990, Gibrilla established his drinks and building materials businesses in order to generate income. Working six days a week and ten hours a day, he earns about $225 every month from this business.

He would like a loan in the amount of 3,000,000 SLL in order to buy more drinks and building materials to sell. In the future, Gibrilla plans to generate more income and to build a house for his children. He 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
  • 16
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,085.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Gibrilla to buy for soft drinks for his stand.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 10, 2010
Nov 18, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011