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This is 34 year-old Isata. She is married, and has two children aged five and eight years. She has two additional dependents, who live with her because they want to learn her trade.

In 2002, Isata established her ready-made clothing business. She began her business because it is profitable and that is her only source of income. Working seven days a week and nine hours a day, she earns about Le 1,500,000 every month from this business.

Isata would like a loan of Le 3,000,000. Isata requires a loan in order to buy cotton material, bed spreads and types of clothing materials. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 300,000. In the future, Isata plans to increase her business, educate her children and to get a 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
  • 62
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,347,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,375.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Isata to buy cotton material, bed spreads and types of clothing materials for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 18, 2012
Jan 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2012