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This is 35 year-old Isatu. She is married and has 5 children, aged 7, 10, 13, 16, and 19 years. In 1996, Isatu established her palm oil business. She began her business because her foster parents didn't send her to school but had her assist them in business. When she was mature, she got married to a tailor who gave her an amount of money to be selling palm oil.

Working 7 days a week and 11 hours 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. Isatu has already received and successfully repaid 2 loans. She now requires a new loan in order to buy palm oil - 5 drums @ SLL900,000. In the future, Isatu plans to acquire a store, to educate her children and to build a house. This loan will help to increase her income and improve the business. 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
  • 57
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,327,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,320.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Isatu to buy palm oil - 5 drums @ SLL900,000.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 6, 2012
Jun 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013