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This is 45-year-old Mamusu. She is married to a farmer and has four children aged 20, 18, 15 and 13 years. In 1991, Mamusu established her household utensils business. She began her business because she realised she needed to help her husband support their family. Working 7 days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about Le 1,500,000 every month from this business.

Mamusu would like a loan in the amount of Le 5,000,000. She has already received and successfully repaid two loans and now requires a new loan in order to purchase the following: plastic drums - 6 pieces @ Le720,000, fish pan sets - 6 sets @ Le1, 200,000, big size dish pans - 12 sets @ Le960,000; medium-sized dish pans - 20 sets @ Le600, 000, small-sized dish pan - 30 sets @ Le600,000 and bowl pans - 12 dozen @ Le900,000. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 250,000.

In the future, Mamusu plans to help her children acquire university education and to build her own shop. She is different from her competitors because of different items with good quality. She serves about 12 customers each day, her business is popular because she has good interpersonal relationships with her customers. She is an honest and hard-working business woman. 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
  • 29
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,465.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Mamusu to purchase household utensils for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 13, 2011
Nov 8, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012