Update on Kadiatu JThis is 30-year-old Kadiatu. She is married and has two children, ages 5 and 1. She has one additional dependent who lives with her in foster care.
In 1998, Kadiatu established her business selling vegetable oil, flour, sugar, tomato paste, butter, ketchup, maggi (a product for enhancing the flavor of soups and stews), mayonnaise, etc. She began her business because she did not have the opportunity to attend school. She used to assist her uncle's wife in business. When she got married, her husband gave her some money to start a business.
Working 7 days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about Le 2,000,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 4,500,000. Kadiatu requires a loan in order to purchase eggs - 5 cartons @ Le250,000, vegetable oil - 8 rubbers @ Le130,000, sugar - 4 bags @ Le220,000, maggi - 6 cartons @ Le175,000, couscous - 6 cartons @ Le85,000. The balance of Le20, 000 will be used for transportation.
In the future, Kadiatu plans to build a house, provide quality education for her children, and acquire a shop. She is hard working and honest.She thanks you for your support.
Previous Loan DetailsThis is 29-year-old Kadiatu. She is married and has two children aged 4 years and 5 months old. She has one additional dependent who lives with her in foster care. In 1998, Kadiatu established her vegetable oil, flour, sugar, tomato paste, butter, ketchup, Maggi (a product for enhancing the… More from Kadiatu J's previous loan »
About the Association or Rural DevelopmentThe 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.
Concurrent and Successive Loans
Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.
This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid
- Repayment Term
- 10 months (Additional Information)
- Repayment Schedule
- Dec 6, 2012
- Dec 18, 2012
- Currency Exchange Loss:
- Aug 17, 2013
Photo from previous loan
Kiva allows our Field Partners to re-use the same photo for individual borrowers that have been posted on Kiva's website once before in a 24 month period, and we allow them to re-use group photos for up to 24 months, provided that 80% of the current group's membership is represented.
Taking, collecting, and uploading photos of borrowers is one of the most challenging elements of using Kiva for our Field Partners. In order to make Kiva easier for Field Partners to use, we have allowed them to post successive and concurrent loans without taking a new photo of the borrower if the criteria above are met.