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This is 44-year-old Abdul. He is married and has four children aged 20, 16, 14 and 10. He has two additional dependents, who live with him because they are schooling. In 2001, Abdul established his drinks business. He began his business because he wants to become a distributor for the Sierra Leone Brewery and to generate enough funds to support his children's education.

Working 7 days a week and 14 hours a day, he earns about Le 620,000 every month from this business. He would like a loan in the amount of Le 3,000,000. Abdul has already received and successfully repaid a loan and now requires a new loan in order to buy Star beer, Stout, Vicco malt and bottles of wine. He hopes that this loan will enable him to increase his monthly profits by approximately Le 250,000.

In the future, Abdul plans to establish a larger bar, become a distributor, and to educate his children. 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
  • 29
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    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 Abdul to buy drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 17, 2012
Feb 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012