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This is 31 year-old Christiana. She is married, and has 3 children, aged 3, 7 and 12. She has 1 additional dependent who lives with her, a younger sister, to help with her schooling. In 1998, Christiana established her plastic slippers business. She started the business after dropping out of school, to help the husband with running the home. She would like a loan in the amount of SLL 3,000,000. Christiana requires a loan in order to buy additional plastic slippers. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately SLL 534,480. In the future, Christiana plans to expand the business to a shop, make more profit and take care of her children's education. 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
  • 30
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,336.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Christiana to pay for plastic slippers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 17, 2012
Oct 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013