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This is 39-year-old Sarah. She is married and has three children, aged 17, 14, and 11. They are all in school. In 2006, Sarah established her business making and selling textiles, ladies' bags and traveling boxes. She began her business because she wants to provide for the basic needs of her children and herself. This is her only source of income. Working seven days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about Le 580,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 4,000,000. Sarah requires a loan in order to buy lace, Baramokor, wax cotton and easy wear textiles. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 280,000. In the future, Sarah plans to develop her plot of land, educate her children and seek more funds for the expansion of her 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
  • 2
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,310.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Sarah to buy lace, Baramokor, wax cotton and easy wear textiles.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 5, 2012
Sep 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013