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This is 40 year-old Aminata, who is married to a businessman and has two children aged 13 and 11 years. She has one additional dependent, her husband’s niece, living with them so she can attend a good school. In 2006, Aminata established her provisions, drinks and toiletries business as a means of earning enough income to help her husband provide for their family. Working 7 days a week and 16 hours a day, she earns about Le 1,700,000 every month from this business.

Aminata is requesting a loan of Le 4,000,000 to buy more foodstuffs and drinks for her business. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 200,000. In the future, she plans to send her children to the University of Sierra Leone. Aminata 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
  • 62
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,347,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,350.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Aminata to buy more toiletries, provisions and drinks for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 4, 2011
May 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012