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Yeabu is 60 years old, married, and has six children aged 40, 35, 31, 27, 23 and 19 years. She has two additional dependents, both stepchildren, who live with her. In 2009, Yeabu started a business selling containers, bowls, and enamel pans. She began her business because she did not want to depend on others in her family and she wanted to make more income for herself.

Yeabu works seven days a week, 10 hours a day, and earns about 1,100,000 Sierra Leonian leones (Le) every month. She has already received and successfully repaid one loan, and is now asking for a new loan of 4,500,000 Le to buy more containers, bowls, and enamel pans. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately 250,000 Le. In future, Yeabu plans to buy land of her own. She is very hard working and 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
  • 54
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,327,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,417.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Yeabu to buy more containers, bowls, and enamel pans.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 5, 2011
Aug 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2012