Update on MargaretThis is 52-year-old Margaret. She is married, and has four children aged 19, 15, 13 and 9 years old. In 1996, Margaret established her provisions (such as sugar, milk, sardines, margarine, etc.) and drinks business. She began her business because she needed a source of income to help her husband provide a livelihood for her family. Working six days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about 1,400,000SLL every month from this business.
She would like a loan in the amount of Le 5,000,000. Margaret has already received and successfully repaid five loans, and now requires a new loan in order to buy more stocks of provisions and drinks. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 500,000. In the future, Margaret plans to expand to the sale of building materials, and to take care of her family and uplift the standard of living of her children. She thanks you for your support.
Previous Loan DetailsThis is 51-year-old Margaret. She is married, and has four children aged 18, 14, 12 and 8 years. In 1996, Margaret established her provisions (such as sugar, milk, sardines, margarine, etc.) and drinks business. She began her business because she needed a source of income to help her husband prov... More from Margaret's previous loan »
About the Association or Rural DevelopmentThe 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
26View loans »
Success!! The loan was 100% repaid
- Repayment Term
- 10 months (Additional Information)
- Repayment Schedule
- Jan 4, 2013
- Jan 19, 2013
- Currency Exchange Loss:
- Nov 17, 2013
Photo from previous loan
Kiva allows our Field Partners to re-use the same photo for individual borrowers that have been posted on Kiva's website once before in a 24 month period, and we allow them to re-use group photos for up to 24 months, provided that 80% of the current group's membership is represented.
Taking, collecting, and uploading photos of borrowers is one of the most challenging elements of using Kiva for our Field Partners. In order to make Kiva easier for Field Partners to use, we have allowed them to post successive and concurrent loans without taking a new photo of the borrower if the criteria above are met.