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This is 34-year-old Saidu, a married father of two children aged 2 years and 5 months old. Two additional relatives live with him.

In 2009, Saidu established his cosmetics business to earn a living. Working seven days a week and nine hours a day, he earns about Le 2,500,000 every month and is now requesting a loan of Le 5,000,000 to purchase more cosmetics. He hopes that this loan will enable him to increase his monthly profits by approximately Le 300,000.

In the future, Saidu plans to build a house, buy a motor vehicle, and expand his business. 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
  • 2
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,300.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Saidu to buy cosmetics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 17, 2012
Mar 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2012