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Abass, aged 38, is married, and has three children aged seven, five and four. In 1992, Abass established his readymade jeans business. He began his business because he wanted to be self employed and to earn his livelihood for his family. Working six days a week and nine hours a day, he earns about Le 1,000,000 every month from this business.

Abass would like a loan of Le 5,000,000. He has already received and successfully repaid one loan and now requires a new loan in order to add to his business, by purchasing sports shoes, men's jeans and short pants. He hopes that this loan will enable him to increase his monthly profits by approximately Le 300,000. In the future, Abass plans to educate his children to the higher levels and he is very excited about his future. He 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
  • 16
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,317.8
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Abass to buy sports shoes, men's jeans and short pants.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 5, 2011
Aug 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2012