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This is 30-year-old Wulamatu K.. She is married and has two children, ages 6 and 12 years. In 2008, Wulamatu established her business; she sells items such as bedspreads and trousers. She began her business because she wanted to help her husband. Working six days a week and six hours a day, she earns about 400,000 Sierra Leone leones (Le) every month.

She would like a loan in the amount of Le 4,000,000 and hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 300,000. In the future, Wulamatu plans to buy stock from the neighboring country of Guinea. She would also like to educate her children to the university level. Wulamatu is very determined.

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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
  • 4,225.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Wulamatu improve the stock of her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 14, 2011
Jan 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011