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This is 54-year-old Foday. He is married, with four children, ages 27, 24, 20, and 17.

In 2006, Foday established his empty five-gallon rubber containers and roofing nails business. He began his business because he wanted to raise adequate funds to fulfill his domestic commitment, and it is his only source of income. Working 7 days a week and 11 hours a day, he earns about Le 530,000 every month from this business.

He would like a loan of Le 4,000,000. Foday requires a loan in order to buy empty five-gallon containers and roofing nails. He hopes that this loan will enable him to increase his monthly profits by approximately Le 260,000.

In the future, Foday plans to build a house and to support the education of his kids. 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
  • 13
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,315.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Foday to buy empty five-gallon rubber containers and roofing nails.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 15, 2012
Aug 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013