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Aminata, 31, is married and has three children aged nine, two and one year. In 2009 she started selling palm oil and rice so as to help support her family. Working seven days a week and twelve hours a day, she earns about 800,000 SLL every month.

Aminata is applying for a 4,500,000 SLL loan to buy palm oil, cooking oil, rice and other goods to sell. She will use the balance to cover transportation costs.

Aminata’s ambition is to open another shop, educate her children and to buy her own house. She 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
  • 29
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,347.8
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Aminata to buy palm oil, cooking oil, rice and other goods to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 3, 2012
Oct 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013