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This is 32 year-old Ibrahim. He is married, and has two children aged 6 and 9 years-old. In 1998, Ibrahim established his provision and soft drinks business. Ibrahim started selling in a push-cart and now owns a shop. provisions are needed everyday by people living in his community.

Working seven days a week and 12 hours a day, he earns about Le 1,601,000 every month from this business. He would like a loan in the amount of Le 4,500,000. Ibrahim has already received and successfully repaid one loan and now requires a new loan in order to buy additional stock of provisions. He hopes that this loan will enable him to increase his monthly profits by approximately Le 500,000. In the future, Ibrahim plans to open another shop for his wife. With with hard work, and the loan from ARD he shall achieve the dream, while Improving the life of his family. The competition is high but he will cope, because of the varieties of products he has in stock. He deals with all ages especially travelers as his business is located at the motor park. He thanks you for your support.

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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
  • 4,375.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Ibrahim to pay for provisions.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 18, 2012
Jan 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2012