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This is 29-year-old Abdul K.. He is a widower and has one child, aged 9 years.

In the year 2009, Abdul established his used-clothing business. He began this business because he believed he ccould get enough income to support his family. Working seven days a week and 11 hours a day, he earns about SLL 400,000 every month.

He would like a loan in the amount of SLL 3,000,000. Abdul requires this loan in order to buy bails of used clothing. He hopes that this loan will enable him to increase his monthly profits by approximately SLL 200,000.

In the future, Abdul plans to buy a larger quantity of clothes to supply to other traders, to hire sales persons, and to open another stall. He 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
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,325.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Abdul to buy bails of used clothing for his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 6, 2011
Apr 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011