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This is 41 year old Sheke. He is married, and has 2 children aged 6 and 9 months. In 1996, Sheke established his business selling groundnuts, dry peppers, beans, etc. He began his business because after he finished his schooling there were no jobs available. His business is located in the outskirts of town and his main customers are men and women. Working 7 days a week and 15 hours a day, he earns about SLL 800,000 every month. Sheke now requires a new loan of SLL 3,000,000 in order to purchase sacks of groundnuts, dry peppers, and beans for resale. He hopes that this loan, used properly, will help his business. In the future, Sheke plans to erect a house on his land. 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
  • 4,331.4
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Sheke to buy more foodstuffs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 5, 2012
Dec 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013