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This is 40-year-old Adama. She is married and has one child, aged 3. She has one additional dependent, who lives with her as a sales assistant.

In 2011, Adama established her bagged rice business. She began her business because she wanted to assist her family. Her business is located in the outskirts of town, and her main customers are women. Working seven days a week and 12 hours a day, she earns about 600,000 Le (Sierra Leone leones) every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of 3,000,000 Le.

Adama requires a loan in order to purchase more bags of rice for resale. She hopes that this loan will help her business to grow and maximize profit for expansion. In the future, Adama plans to open a savings account, educate her children and to become a supplier of rice. 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
  • 54
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,327,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,300.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Adama to purchase more bags of rice for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 19, 2012
Jan 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013