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This is 30-year-old Abdul. He is single and has one child, aged three. In 2009, Abdul established his carpentry and products business. He began his business because he wanted to be self-reliant after finishing his apprenticeship. His business is in the outskirts of the city, and his main customers are adults. Working seven days a week and 12 hours a day, he earns about SLL 1,548,000 every month from this business. He would like a loan of SLL 3,000,000. Abdul needs a loan to buy more timber. He hopes that this loan will increase the products he can make and result in more sales. In the future, Abdul plans to improve the shop and build a showroom. He 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
  • 16
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,349.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Abdul to pay for timber.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 19, 2012
Dec 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014