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This is 34 year-old Rita P.. She is unmarried and has two children. In 2000, Rita P. established her food business. She opens her business five days a week and nine hours a day. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 3,000,000 in order to buy more food items for her business. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 700,000. In the future, Rita P. plans to open another business so that her younger ones will be running it for her. In the future she hopes to build a house for her family. She 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
  • 16
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,175.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Rita to buy more food items for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 2, 2011
Mar 5, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 24, 2011