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This is 30-year-old Adama. She is married and has three children, ages 6, 8 and 12. In 2000, Adama established her women's bags business. She began her business because she inherited it from her mother. Before, she had helped her mother with the business for many years. Working six days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about 300,000 Sierra Leone leones (Le) every month from this business.

She would like a loan in the amount of Le 3,000,000 in order to buy more used bags. Adama hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 450,000. In the future, Adama plans to educate her children on to the university level. Adama sells quality stock to customers 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
  • 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 $725 helped Adama to buy more used bags.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 21, 2011
Jan 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011