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This is 48 year old Yankain. She is married, and has 1 child, aged 6 months. In 1999, Yankain established her local food stuff and wearing business. She began her business to get income and to support her family. Working 7 days a week and 10 hrs a day, she earns about SLL 1,500,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of SLL 5,000,000. Yankain has already received and successfully repaid her first loan, and now requires a new loan in order to buy more stock so that she can compete with colleague business partners. In the future, Yankain plans to build her own house and give a quality education to her adopted child. 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
  • 32
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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 $1,150 helped Yainkain to buy more stock so that she can compete with colleague business partners.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 6, 2012
Jun 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013