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This is 47 year-old Mariatu N.. She is married and has two children. In 2006, Mariatu N. established her provisions and drinks business. She began her business because she wants to fight poverty and also to reduce the pressures on her husband in running the home. She opens her business six days a week and 11 hours a day. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 3,000,000 in order to buy more provisions such as margarine, sardines, sugar, cheese, etc. and drinks. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 800,000. In the future, Mariatu plans to open another business. 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
  • 54
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,327,250
    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 Mariatu to buy more provisions and drinks to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 2, 2011
Mar 5, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012