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Jariatu is 42 years old and married with three children who are 8, 12 and 15 years old. In 2005, Jariatu established her assorted drink business. She started the business to help her husband support their family. Working six days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about Le 750,000 every month.

Jariatu requests a Le 4,000,000 loan. She has received and successfully repaid one loan and needs the new loan to buy more assorted drinks to sell. Specifically, she will buy 60 crates of canned soft drinks that cost Le 24,000 each, 30 crates of hard drinks at Le 60,000 each, and 20 crates of bottled drinks at Le 48,000 each. Jariatu hopes this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 300,000.

In the future, Jariatu plans to educate her children to the university level. She is very determined and hardworking. She 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
  • 56
    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 $925 helped Jariatu to purchase 114 crates of assorted drinks for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 6, 2011
May 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012