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Alimatu
This is 50 year-old Alimatu S.. She is a widow, and has one child who is a driver. In 1991, Alimatu S. established her clothing business. She began her business because she never attended school and needed to get a means of livelihood for her family.

Working 6 days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about 800,000 Sierra Leonean leones (SLL) every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of 3,000,000 SLL. Alimatu requires a loan in order to buy more stock of her clothing for sale. She has the intention of using the proceeds from this loan to build a house. She thanks you for your support.

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
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,347,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,300.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Alimatu to buy clothing for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 2, 2011
Listed
Mar 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 15, 2011