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This is 36 year-old Marie. She is married and has 3 children, aged 18, 16, and 14. In 2005, Marie established her plastic slippers business. She began her business because she wanted to assist her husband in the running of the home. Working 7 days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about Le 750,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 4,000,000. Marie has already received and successfully repaid loans, and now requires a new loan in order to buy more slippers for her store. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 200,000. In the future, Marie plans to further expand her business and to start traveling to Guinea for her slippers, and to also give her children quality education. 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
  • 14
    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 $950 helped Marie to buy more slippers for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 16, 2011
Dec 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 16, 2012