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This is 38-year-old Fanta. She is married and has four children, ages 24, 16, 14 and 7 years. In 1995, she established her garri [cassava flakes], beans, groundnut [peanuts] and bennie seed [sesame seed] business. She began her business because she wants to fight poverty and also to help her husband run the home and adequately care for the children. Working 7 days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about 1,000,000 leones (SLL) every month from this business.

Fanta would like a loan of 3,000,000 SLL. She requires a loan in order to buy more foodstuffs for her business. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately 250,000 SLL. 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
  • 13
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,352.5
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Fanta to buy garri, beans, groundnuts and bennie.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 6, 2011
Jul 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012