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This is 40-year-old Aminata. She is married to a businessman and has two children, aged 13 and 11 years. She has one additional dependent, her husband’s niece, who is living with them to make it possible for her to attend a good school.

In 2006, Aminata established her provision, drinks and toiletries business. Aminata started her business as a means of getting enough income to help her husband provide a livelihood for their family. Working seven days a week and 16 hours a day, she earns about 1,700,000 SLL every month from this business.

She would like a loan in the amount of 4,000,000 SLL. Aminata requires a loan in order to buy more food and drinks for her business. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately 200,000 SLL.

In the future, Aminata plans to send her children to the University of Sierra Leone. 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
  • 52
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,342,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,355.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Aminata to buy more provisions for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 4, 2011
May 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012