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This is 26-year-old Marie. She is married and has two children aged 7 and 10 years.

In 2004, Marie established her palm oil business. She began her business to help her husband provide for their family. Working six days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about Le 600,000 every month from this business.

She would like a loan in the amount of Le 3,000,000 to buy more palm oil for her business. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 150,000. In the future, Marie plans to buy a piece of land and educate her children. She is very determined and hardworking. She 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
  • 54
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,327,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,350.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Marie to pay for 40 containers of palm oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 6, 2011
May 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012