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Update on Sulaiman

This is 25-year-old Sulaiman. He is single and has one child who is four years old. In 2006, Sulaiman established his DVD, VCD and television business. He began his business because he wanted to enhance his independence. His business is located at the heart of town and his main customers are both men and women. Working 7 days a week and 13 hours a day, he earns about Le 300,000 every month from this business. He would like a loan of Le 5,000,000. Sulaiman has already received and successfully repaid three loans and now requires a new loan in order to purchase DVD plates (blanks), VCD blank plates and a 14-inch television. He hopes that this loan will help increase his stock level. In the future, Sulaiman plans to establish a modern electronics shop, to open another branch and to educate his child. He thanks you for your support.

Previous Loan Details

This is 24-year-old Sulaiman. He is single and has one child, age 3 years. In 2007, Sulaiman established his DVD, VCD and television business. He began his business because he wants to enhance his independence and that is the sole source of livelihood. Working seven days a week and 13 ho... More from Sulaiman'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
  • 4,349.4
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Sulaiman to buy more DVD and VCD blanks and a television for his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 19, 2012
Dec 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Sulaiman. It was first posted on Kiva on Mar, 2012. Learn More