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This is 34-year-old Idriss. He is married and has 3 children, aged 2, 5 and 10. He has 1 additional dependent who lives with him to assist his wife's younger sister with her education.

In 1998, Idriss established his textiles and trimmings business. He started the business to be self-reliant after dropping out from school. Working 7 days a week and 12 hours a day, he earns about LE 2,645,500 every month from this business.

Idriss would like a loan in the amount of LE 5,000,000. He has already received and successfully repaid 4 loans, and now requires a new loan in order to improve on the sale of poplins of various colors. He hopes that this loan will enable him to increase his monthly profits by approximately LE 899,470.

In the future, Idriss plans to increase his business and expand on the sale of trimmings. He 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
  • 5
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,314.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Idriss buy fabrics and trimmimgs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 1, 2012
Aug 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013