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This is 28-year-old Aminata. She is married and has two children, ages four and nine. In 1999, Aminata established her plastic products business, selling slippers and sandals. The money from her business started to help her husband run their home and be self-sustainable.

Working seven days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about Le 1,730,000 each month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 4,500,000. Aminata has already received and successfully repaid two loans, and now requires a new loan in order to buy additional plastic slippers. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 778,500. In the future, Aminata plans to improve her business and expand to a shop. 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
  • 29
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,315.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Aminata to buy plastic shoes for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 15, 2012
Aug 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013