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This is 48-year-old Wilfred. He is married and has 4 children, ages 20, 15, 13 and 7 years. He has 3 additional dependents who live with him to assist in business.

In 2002, Wilfred established his charcoal and wood business. He began his business because in the environment there was no such business and there was a demand for it. Working 7 days a week and 11 hours a day, he earns about 1,950,000 SLL every month from this business. He would like a loan in the amount of 4,000,000 SLL. Wilfred requires a loan in order to purchase more stock.

In the future, Wilfred plans to erect his own house. He thanks you for your support.

Additional Information

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
  • 23
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,379,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,325.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Wilfred to pay for more trips of fire wood and charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 15, 2012
Feb 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013