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Update on Aminata

This is 47-year-old Aminata. She is married and has four children aged 18, 14, 11, and 10 years old. She has one additional dependent who lives with her because he needs assistance.

In 1996, Aminata established her plastic shoes business. She began her business because she did not have the privilege of attending school and had assisted her mother to sell cakes. She married a businessman who gave her money to start a business. Aminata works seven days a week and 11 hours each day; she earns about Le 2,800,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 5,000,000. Aminata has already received and successfully repaid four loans, and now requires a new loan in order to buy plastics shoes - 33 packets @ Le 150,000 in addition to comfort slippers. The balance Le 50,000 will be used as transportation.

In the future, Aminata plans to acquire a shop, build a house on a piece of land they have acquired, and provide quality education for her children. Changes in prices are her major challenge. This loan will create room for development in her business. Sometimes transportation cost is high. She is a hardworking and determined business woman. She thanks you for your support.

Previous Loan Details

This is 46-year-old Aminata. She is married and has 4 children, ages 17, 13, 10 and 9 years old. She has one additional dependent who lives with her because he needs assistance. In 1996, Aminata established her plastic shoes business. She began her business because she had not had the privi... More from Aminata's previous loan »

Additional Information

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.

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.

About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 16
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,349.8
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Aminata to buy plastic shoes for women and comfort slippers; the remaining balance will be used to pay transportation costs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 6, 2012
Dec 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Aminata. It was first posted on Kiva on Apr, 2012. Learn More