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This is 38-year-old Salamatu. She is married, and has 3 children, ages 21, 18 and 14 years. In 1999, Salamatu established her rubbers, clothes and slippers business. She began her business because she was trained in business. Working 6 days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about 1,100,000 SLL every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of 3,000,000 SLL. Salamatu requires a loan in order to buy more plastic, clothing and slippers for her business. In the future, Salamatu plans to open her business in another area in the city and build her own house. 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
  • 52
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,342,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,300.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Salamatu to buy more plastic, clothing and slippers for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 4, 2011
Dec 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012