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This is a 29-year-old businesswoman. She is single and has no children. In the year 2006, she established her local foodstuffs business. Working six days a week and eight hours a day, she earns about Le 700,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 5,000,000.

She has already received and successfully repaid two loans, and she now requires a new loan in order to buy more local foodstuffs for her business such as palm oil, gari (cassava grits), foo-foo (processed cassava), bennie (sesame seeds) and groundnuts.. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 200,000. In the future, she plans to rent her own store where other traders from the provincial town will buy in large quantity to sell to the villagers. 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
  • 62
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,347,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,255.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped this borrower to buy more local foodstuffs for her inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 1, 2011
Jun 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012