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This is 41-year-old Yatta. She is married and has 4 children aged 22, 17, 11, and 5. She has one additional dependent, who lives with her her for schooling.

In 2008, Yatta established her clothing and jewelry business. She began her business just to enable her to take care of her house in the absence of her husband. Her business is located at the city center and her main customers are mostly women. Working 7 days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about 300,000 Leones (SLL) every month from this business.

She would like a loan in the amount of 3,000,000 SLL. Yatta has already received and successfully repaid one loan, and now requires a new loan in order to buy: necklace for 500,000 SLL, shoes for 500,000 SLL and ladies shirts. She hopes that this loan will enable her expand her stock level and hence her income.

In the future, Yatta plans to own a house, to transform her table into a shop and to educate her children. She is saying thanks to Kiva: she appreciates the gesture she is receiving from Kiva. 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
  • 2
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    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 Yatta to buy clothing and jewelry.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 5, 2012
Dec 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013