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This is 25-year-old Saffa. He is married and has three children, aged 6, 4 and 3 years. He has three additional dependents who live with him because they are his relatives.

In 2008, Saffa established his clothing, shoes and belt business. He began his business because he dropped out of school and needed some form of employment to get income to support his family. Working seven days a week and nine hours a day, he earns about 1,800,000 Sierra Leone leones (Le) every month from this business. He would like a loan in the amount of Le 3,000,000. Saffa now requires a new loan in order to buy more women's jeans and men's jeans. He hopes that this loan will enable him to increase his monthly profits by approximately Le 300,000. In the future, Saffa plans to give his children a better education and to travel to Dubai. 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
  • 31
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,245,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,420.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Saffa to buy men's and women's jeans for his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 19, 2011
Oct 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 16, 2012