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Isatu B
This is 37 year-old Isatu B. S.. She is married, and has 3 children ages 2, 7, and 9, years. In 2009, Isatu established her baby items business. She began her business because she wanted to generate income and help her husband to provide livelihood for their family. Working 6 days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about Le 300,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 4,000,000. Isatu requires a loan in order to buy the following goods for her business - Baby shirts, pants, powder, Vaseline etc. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 250,000. In the future, Isatu plans to buy larger quantities to supply to other traders and open another stall. 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
  • 16
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,305.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Isatu B to buy boxes of baby shirts, pants, baby powder and Vaseline.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 8, 2011
Apr 17, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2012