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This is Isatu. She is 59, a widow, and has three children aged 39, 35, and 30. In 2010, Isatu established her business. Isatu did not attend school, but, after she was married, her husband, a businessman, gave her some money to start petty trading. Now, working seven days a week and ten hours a day, she earns about 1,300,000 SLL every month.

Isatu would like a loan in the amount of 3,000,000 SLL. She requires a loan in order to buy grains for sale and pay for transportation. This loan will help to increase her stock and also sales. In the future, Isatu plans to have a bigger business and own a shop. She describes herself as an honest and hardworking business woman. Isatu is looking forward to taking out further loans after she repays this one. She 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
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,310.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Isatu to buy grains for sale and pay for transportation.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 21, 2012
Mar 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 16, 2012