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This is 45 year old Mamusu. She is married and has two children aged 25 and 20. She has 1 additional dependent, who lives with her for the purposes of schooling. In 2007, Mamusu established her wood and palm oil business, which she began because she wants to assist her husband in taking care of the home. Her business is located on the outskirts of town and her main customers are women and people involved with bakeries. Working 7 days a week and 8 hours a day, she earns about SLL 500,000 every month. Mamusu requires a loan of SLL 3,000,000 in order to purchase 400 piles of wood and 50 rubbers of palm-oil for resale. She hopes that this loan will help her to meet the demand of her customers. In the future, Mamusu plans to finish her house in Rokel village and to become a supplier of wood. She thanks you for your support.

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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

  • $903
    Average annual income
  • 6
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $8,989,225
    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 Mamusu to buy more firewood and palm oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 5, 2012
Dec 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013