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This is 33-year-old Isata. She is married and has children aged 10 and 7 years. She has one additional dependent who is her sales assistant.

In 2010, Isata established her drinks and cement business. She began her business because she failed to get a job after she left, so she then decided to go into business and be self-employed. Her business helps her provide a livelihood for her family. Working seven days a week and eight hours a day, she earns about Le 1,000,000 every month from this business.

She would like a loan in the amount of Le 4,000,000. Isata requires a loan in order to buy more drinks and cement for her business. In the future, Isata plans to build a house and educate her children well. She is thanking 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
  • 54
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,327,250
    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 Isata to buy more drinks and cement for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 18, 2012
Apr 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 16, 2012