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This is 34 year-old Isata. She is married, and has one child who is 16 years old. She has one additional dependent, who lives with her because she is her late sister’s child.

In 2002, Isata established her hair products, jeans, shirts, shoes, and salon business. She began her business to be self-reliant. Working seven days a week and 11 hours a day, Isata earns about 1,100,000 SLL every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of 4,500,000 SLL. Isata has already received and successfully repaid one loan, and now requires a new loan in order to buy additional hair products, shirts, jeans, and blouses. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately 400,000 SLL. In the future, Isata plans to improve her business and move to the center of town. 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
  • 21
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,379,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,310.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Isata to pay for hair products, jeans, and blouses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 16, 2012
Jun 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012