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Shek Ahmed
This is 42-year-old Shek. He is married, and has 2 children ages 25 and 20 years old. He has 2 additional dependents who live with him because they are relatives of his wife.

Shek owns a refrigerator spare parts business. He began his business because he wants to gain more income to support his family. Working 7 days a week and 9 hours a day, he earns about 300,000 SLL every month from this business. He would like a loan in the amount of 3,000,000 SLL in order to buy additional compressors for his business. He hopes that this loan will enable him to increase his monthly profits by approximately 300,000 SLL.

In the future, Shek plans to build his family a dwelling house and add to his business revenue. 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
  • 2
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    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 Shek Ahmed to buy more freezer compressors for his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 13, 2011
May 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012