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Yanah Futha
This is 40-year-old Yanah Futha. She is married and has four children aged 19, 12, 10 and 4 years old. In 2002, Yanah Futha established her clothing and bags business. She began her business because she used to assist her mother after school hours. She stopped in class 5 and she was handed in early marriage to a driver who established a business for her. Working 7 days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about Le 2,708,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan of Le 5,000,000. Yanah Futha requires a loan in order to buy lace 30 pieces @ Le100,000 and Bamakoh Cloth 10 suites @ Le200,000. In the future, Yanah Futha plans to educate her children up to university, travel abroad, and build a house. The loan will help her to improve the business. She is a hardworking businesswoman. She hopes to get another loan after paying this loan. 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
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    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 $1,175 helped Yanah Futha to buy lace and Bamakoh Cloth.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 18, 2012
Apr 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013