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This is 48 year-old Ibrahim K.. He is married, and has 5 children ages 3, 5, 8, 12 and 14. In 1981, Ibrahim established his used clothes and bags business. He began his business because he wanted to earn a profit to support his family. Working six days a week and seven hours a day, he earns about Le 540,000 every month. He would like a loan in the amount of Le 4,000,000 in order to increase stock for his business. He hopes that this loan will enable him to increase his monthly profits by approximately Le 400,000. In the future, Ibrahim plans to educate his children, improve his sales stall and build a house. He is very serious 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
  • 32
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,225.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Ibrahim to purchase additional assorted used items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 14, 2011
Jan 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011