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This is 34-year-old Umu. She is married and has three children aged 15 (a male in form 1), 4 (a female in nursery school) and 2 (female). She has no additional dependents.

In 2001, Umu established her textile business. She started business after she completed form 3. Working 6 days a week and 7 hours a day, she earns about Le 324,000 as profit every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 3,000,000.

Umu requires this loan in order to improve her business. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits. In future, Umu plans to educate her children and also want to be a great businesswoman. 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
  • 2
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    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 Umu to buy cotton materials for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 7, 2011
Jan 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012