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This is 37 year old Amiinata. She is married, and has 1 child, aged 10 years. In 2006, Amiinata established her jeans, bedwear, slippers, shopping bags etc. business. She began her business because she wanted to assist her husband in up keep of their family.

Working 7 days a week and 10 hrs a day, she earns about SLL 1,000,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of SLL 4,500,000. Amiinata requires a loan in order to buy fashionable jeans and shopping bags to attract customers. In the future, Aminata plans to educate her son up to university level and to also help her husband to build a house and operate another outlet. She 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
  • 30
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,360.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Aminata to buy fashionable jeans and shopping bags to attract customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 6, 2012
Jun 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013