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Kadiatu S. is 39 years old, married and works hard to make sure that all of her children can attend school. Since 2003, she has made a living by selling beverages, working six days a week and eight hours a day. She has a very good loan repayment history, and is applying for a new one, for Le 5,000,000, to buy more soft drinks to sell to her customers. She extends her sincerest thanks to all Kiva lenders.

Additional Information

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
  • 62
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,347,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,170.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Kadiatu to buy more soft drinks to sell to her customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 21, 2011
Jan 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011