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Jestina, aged 43, is married, and has five children aged 20, 17, 14, 11 and eight, all of whom attend school. In 1997, Jestina established her patient medicine business. She began her business to assist her husband in the running of their home. She learnt her business through training at the Nixon Hospital in Segbwema. Working seven days a week, and 12 hours a day, she earns about 1,200,000 LE every month from this business. Jestina requires a loan in order to buy medicines for her business. She would like a loan of 4,000,000 LE. In the future, Jestina plans to own a modern pharmacy and educate her children. 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
  • 2
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,317.8
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Jestina to buy medicines for her drug store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 11, 2011
Aug 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 16, 2012