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This is Isatu who is 26 years old. She is married and has two children aged 10 and 3 years. She has one additional dependent living with her. In 2008, Isatu established her provisions, school uniform, slippers, and foodstuff business. She began her business because she wanted to raise funds to pay her fees to further her education. Working seven days a week and six hours a day, she earns about SLL 1,000,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of SLL 3,000,000. Isatu requires a loan in order to buy more provisions, uniform materials, and slippers for her business. In the future, Isatu plans to help her husband build a house for their family and educate her children to university level. 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
  • 16
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,075
    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 Isatu to buy more provisions, uniform materials, and slippers for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 4, 2011
Dec 4, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012