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This is 27-year-old Kadiatu. She is married and has three children who are 7, 5 and 2 years old. In 1999, Kadiatu established her imported foodstuffs business. She began her business out of the need to service the neighbors and provide a livelihood for her family. Working 7 days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about Le 1,300,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan of Le 5,000,000. Kadiatu has already received and successfully repaid three loans and now requires a new loan in order to buy more imported foodstuffs for her business. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 300,000. In the future, Kadiatu plans to continue providing support to 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
  • 5
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,431.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Kadiatu to pay for more imported foodstuffs for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 14, 2011
Oct 9, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012