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This is a 32-year-old business woman. She is married and has 3 children. In 2008, this borrower established a shop seling provisions, rice and toiletries. She began her business to keep herself busy, though her husband did not want her to engage in any form of business or work.

Working 7 days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about Le 900,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 5,000,000 in order to buy rice, provisions and toiletries. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 300,000.

In the future, she plans to give her children the best in life. High inflation rates and transportation costs are her major business challenges. 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
  • 22
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,379,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,375.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped this borrower to buy rice, provisions and toiletries.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 1, 2011
Jun 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 23, 2011