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This is 40-year-old Lansana. He is married and has 3 children, aged 4, 9 and 13. He has 1 additional dependent, who lives with him to help with the house chores. In 2000, Lansana established his motorbike spare parts business. He began his business because he wants to be self reliant and to be able to take care of his family. Working 7 days a week and 10 hours a day, he earns about Le 2,037,000 every month from this business.

He would like a loan in the amount of Le 4,000,000. Lansana has already received and successfully repaid 3 loans, and now requires a new loan in order to increase his stock. He hopes that this loan will enable him to increase his monthly profits by approximately Le 407,400. In the future, Lansana plans to open a shop for his wife. The loan shall help increase his profit with huge stock. The market is growing every day so the competition is increasing. He is very grateful to ARD for the loan. 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
  • 5
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,310.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Lansana to pay for spare parts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 7, 2012
Apr 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013