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This is Salieu. He is 45 years old, married and has two children who are 16 and 12 years of age.

In 2004, Salieu established his business, which focuses on selling stationary, clocks, flowers and other items. He began this business because, after completing his high school education, there were no jobs available for him. He works seven days a week, 10 hours a day and he earns about 1,200,000 SLL every month. He would like a loan in the amount of 4,500,000 SLL. Salieu requires a loan in order to travel to buy more stationary and clocks in large quantity for his business.

In the future, Salieu plans to expand his business in other locations. 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
  • 4
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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
A loan of $1,050 helped Salieu to buy more stationary and clocks for his business.
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 4, 2012
Apr 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 19, 2012