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This is 40-year-old Aminata. She is married and has two children, age 13 and 11 years old. She has one additional dependent who lives with her to attend school due to lack of financial support.

Aminata works seven days a week and 10 hours each day in her food market. She earns about SLL 1,400,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of SLL 6,000,000. Aminata has already received and successfully repaid her first loan and now requests a new loan in order to purchase more drinks.

Aminata plans to send her children to university. 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
  • 16
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,310.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,400 helped Aminata to buy more drinks to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 4, 2012
Apr 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013