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This is 34-year-old Yamakoro. She is married and has two children aged 6 and 10 years. In 2006, Yamakoro established her imported food and cosmetics business.

She began her business because she wanted to provide for her family. Working six days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about Le 850,000 every month from this business.

She would like a loan in the amount of Le 4,000,000 to buy 50 cartons of tomato paste @Le55,000, 20 cartons of polish @Le 50,000 and five cartons of Vaseline @Le100,000. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 200,000.

In the future, Yamakoro plans to educate her children fully, construct a house and send her children to the United States. She is very determined and hardworking. 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
  • 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 Yamakoro to buy food, imported items and cosmetics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 6, 2011
May 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012