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This is 52-year-old Abass. He is married and has five children ages 23, 12, 19, 17 and 15. He has two additional dependents who live with him for schooling. In 1997, Abass established his provisions and other confectioneries business. He began his business just for self-empowerment. His business is located at the center of town and his main customers are all classes of business people. Working 7 days a week and 14 hours a day, he earns about Le 400,000 every month from this business. He would like a loan of Le 5,000,000. Abass has already received and successfully repaid two loans and now requires a new loan in order to buy sugar, sardines and batteries. He hopes that this loan will help him with more stock for his business. In the future, Abass plans to educate his children, to erect a house and to own a private car. He thanks you for your support.

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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
  • 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 Abass to buy sardines, batteries and sugar.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 19, 2012
Jan 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013