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This is 50 year-old Mohamed. He is married, and has three children ages 4, 8 and 10. He has two additional dependents, who live with him, who assist with house chores.

In 1996, Mohamed established his provisions business to become self-reliant and to take great care of his household. Working daily and 12 hours a day, he earns about Le 1,100,000 every month.

He would like a loan of Le 4,000,000 to pay for provisions.

Mohamed has already received and successfully repaid one loan. He hopes that this loan will enable him to increase his monthly profits by approximately Le 400,000. In the future, Mohamed plans to expand his shop from a kiosk to a concrete structure, to see that his business grow so he can take even better care of his family. He 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
  • 57
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,327,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,385.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Mohamed to pay for provisions.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 18, 2012
Jan 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2012