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This is 30 year old Ibrahim. He is married and has 3 children aged two, six and eight, two of whom are attending school. He has 2 additional dependents, who live with him to help with the household chores. In 2007, Ibrahim established his business selling DVDs, VCDs and DVD players and accessories. He began his business because he wanted to be self-reliant after returning from the mines. His business is located in the city center and his main customers are adults. Working 7 days a week and 12 hours a day, he earns about SLL 1,663,200 every month.

Ibrahim has already received and successfully repaid 1 loan, and now requires a new loan of SLL 3,000,000 in order to buy DVDs and recorded films. He hopes that this loan will improve his stock and his sales. In the future, he plans to buy a piece of land and construct a house. He thinks the loan can increase his profits. 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
  • 2
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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 Ibrahim to buy DVDs and recorded films.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 5, 2012
Dec 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013