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This is 32-year-old Gibrilla. He is married, but has no child.

In 2005, Gibrilla established his business making chairs, beds, cupboards, dividers, dressing mirrors, speaker boxes, and tables. He began his business because he stopped at Form (4) and went further to the technical institute. After graduation, he joined his father's carpentry workshop, and later he established his own workshop.

Working 7 days a week and 12 hours a day, he earns about SSL 2,517,000 every month from this business. He would like a loan of SSL 3,000,000. Gibrilla requires a loan in order to buy timber (12 pieces @ SSL 25,000), 2" sponges (5 pieces @ SSL 180,000), 4" sponges (5 pieces @ SSL 300,000), and velvet cloth (30 yards @ SSL 10,000).

In the future, Gibrilla plans to build a house; buy a carpentry machines, and acquire a bigger workshop. This loan will help to improve the workshop.

He is a hard-working man. He thanks ARD for accepting his loan He 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
  • 5
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,347.8
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Gibrilla to buy materials for making furniture.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 3, 2012
Oct 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013