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This is 26 year-old Salamatu, a married mother of four children aged 3, 6, 9 and 12 years. In 2007, Salamatu established her lubricant business as a means of sustaining herself and family. Working 6 days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about Le 800,000 every month from this business.

Salamatu is requesting a loan in the amount of Le 3,500,000 in order to buy more lubricants by the drum for her business. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 150,000. In the future, Salamatu plans to support her children and construct a dwelling for her family. She thanks you for your support.

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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
  • 4
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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 $825 helped Salamatu to pay for lubricants by the drum.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 6, 2011
May 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011