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This is 48 year-old Mattu. She is married and has 3 children aged 20, 14 and 12. She has 3 additional dependents who live with her because they are her relatives. In 2005, Mattu established her clothing business. She began her business after acquiring a wealth of experience from her late mother, who introduced her to the clothing business. Working 7 days a week and 9 hours a day, she earns about Le 1,000,000 every month from this business. She needs a loan of Le 4,000,000. Mattu requires a loan in order to buy additional wax, cotton, lace, and linen materials. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 350,000. In the future, Mattu plans to get a permanent shop and to educate her children. 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
  • 2
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,300.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Mattu to buy additional clothing for her business to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 2, 2011
Mar 10, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2012