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This is 34 year-old Mariama. She is married, and has 4 children. In 2005, Mariama established her food business. She began her business because she wanted to join hands with her husband in providing livelihood for their family. She opens her business 6 days a week and 11 hours a day. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 3,000,000. Mariama requires a loan in order to buy more food.. In the future, Mariama plans to go to the province to purchase large qualities of palm oil. She also hopes to see her children get their education. 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
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,327,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,327.5
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Mariama to buy more food items for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 9, 2011
Mar 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012