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This is 37-year-old Victoria. She is married and has one child aged 19. She has no additional dependents. In 2007, Victoria established her provisions business. She began her business in order to have a source of revenue and to be able to assist her husband with domestic problems. Working six days a week and 12 hours a day, she earns about SLL 1,800,000 every month from this business.

She would like a loan in the amount of SLL 5,000,000. Victoria requires a loan in order to buy SLL 5,000,000 worth of provisions. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately SLL 1,200,000. In the future, Victoria plans to be a leading supplier of provisions. 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
  • 64
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,347,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,349.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Victoria to buy provisions for her shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 2, 2012
Oct 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013