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This is 45-year-old Kadiatu F.. She is married and has three children, ages 7, 12 and 15. In 1995, Kadiatu established her palm oil, soap and essential drugs business. She started her business because she wanted a way to help her husband support their family. Working six days a week and eight hours a day, she earns about Le 980,000 every month from this business.

She would like a loan of Le 4,000,000 to add more stock to her business so she can increase profits. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 500,000. In the future, Kadiatu F. plans to expand her business, open a drugstore, and hire a sales person. Eventually, Kadiatu would like to pursue a career as as nurse. She is very hardworking and dedicated and 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
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,379,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,145.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Kadiatu to buy more palm oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 18, 2010
Dec 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011