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This is 42-year-old Menuna. She is married and has two children aged 12 and 18 years old. She has one additional dependent living with her because of her schooling.

In 1997, Menuna established her foodstuff business, such as beans, millet, and tola. She began her business in order to generate a source of income to help her husband provide a livelihood for their family. Working 7 days a week and 12 hours a day, she earns about LE 900,000 every month from this business.

She would like a loan in the amount of LE 3,000,000, which will enable her to buy more items, as this will increase her profit to approximately LE 200,000 per month.

In the future, Menuna plans to get another store. She 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
  • 29
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,325.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Memuna to buy more local foodstuffs for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 15, 2012
Mar 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013