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This is 26-year-old Isata. She is married and has no children. She has one additional dependent who lives with her for assistance.

In 2009, Isata established her business, selling cooking oil, palm oil, sugar, cosmetics, gari (cassava flakes) and biscuits. Working seven days a week and 12 hours a day, she earns about Le600,000 (Sierra Leone leones) every month from this business.

She would like a loan in the amount of Le4,000,000. Isata requires a loan in order to buy more cooking oil, palm oil, sugar, cosmetics and biscuits to resell. In the future, Isata plans to expand her business to generate more income and to build a house. 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
  • 28
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,245,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,310.3
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Isata to buy more cooking oil and other products to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 17, 2012
Nov 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 18, 2013