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This is 40-year-old Yeabu. She is married and has four children ages 25, 20, 15 and 6. Three of them are in school. In 1987, Yeabu established her palm oil business. She began her business because she was not fortunate to go to school. She went into business from her mother who was a trader then. After she got married, she started her own business. Working 7 days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about SLL 646,000 every month from this business.

Yeabu would like a loan in the amount of SLL 3,000,000. She requires a loan in order to purchase palm oil (2 1/2 drums @ Le1,200,000). In the future, Yeabu plans to educate her school-going children and improve her business. The rise and fall of prices of goods is her major challenge. Yeabu is hard working and wants to save enough money for her retirement. Acquiring more loans will enable her to achieve her dreams. She 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
  • 29
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,349.4
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Yeabu to buy more palm oil for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 6, 2012
Dec 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013