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Yusifu S.
This is 41 year-old Yusifu, a married father of two children aged 3 and 15 years. In 1989, Yusifu established his ready-made items business as a means of generating income to support his family. Working 6 days a week and 10 hours a day, he earns about Le 950,000 every month.

Having already received and repaid one loan, Yusifu is requesting a new one in the amount of Le 4,000,000 to buy more ready-made clothing. He hopes that this loan will enable him to increase his monthly profits by approximately Le 300,000. In the future, Yusifu plans to open a shop for his wife, buy a car for commercial use, and educate his children to college level. He 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
  • 16
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,075
    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 Yusifu S. to buy more ready-made clothing for his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 12, 2011
May 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012