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This is 40-year-old Zainab. She is single, and has one child aged 18 years. She has one additional dependent, the child of her friend. In 1987, Zainab established her foodstuffs business. She opens her business six days a week and 11 hours a day. Zainab has a good loan repayment history. She needs a loan Le 3,000,000 to help her buy more foodstuffs for her business. In the future, Zainab plans to complete her building project. 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
  • 24
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,302.4
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Zainab to buy more foodstuffs for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 9, 2011
Mar 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012