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This is Mamie. She is 43 years old, married and has two children aged 22 and 19 years old. She also has an additional dependent living with her. In 1991, Mamie established her local food stuff (palm oil) and garri business. She started her business because she wants to be able to take good care of her family. Working seven days a week and ten hours a day, she earns about Le 800,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 5,000,000 in order to buy large quantities of palm oil and bags of garri. In the future Mamie plans to give quality education to her children, and build houses which will save her from paying a huge amount of rent to house owners. 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
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,295.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Mamie to buy more rubbers of palm oil (e.g. 150 to 200).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 19, 2012
Oct 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013