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Haja
Haja is 55 years old, married and has two children. In 1995, she went into business selling wall clocks, household decorations, soap and clothing. She began selling these items to pull herself out of poverty and meet her family's needs. Today she works six days a week, 10 hours a day and earns about Le 1,300,000 a month. She has applied for a loan for Le 5,000,000 to buy more goods to sell to her customers and increase her monthly profits by about Le 300,000. In the future, Haja plans to finish working on her home and pay for the education of her children. 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
  • 34
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,245,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,350.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Haja to buy decorations, soap and clothing to sell to her customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 4, 2011
Listed
May 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 23, 2011