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This is 43-year-old Sulaiman. He is married and has two children, aged 9 and 13.

In 2007, Sulaiman established his provisions, bread, milk, and sugar business. He began his business because he wants to be self-reliant after coming from the village. His business is located on the outskirts, and his main customers are all ages and sexes. Working 7 days a week and 12 hours a day, he earns about Le 1,117,500 every month from this business.

Sulaiman would like a loan in the amount of Le 3,000,000. He requires a loan in order to buy additional sugar, milk, laundry soap, and bathing soap. He hopes that this loan can increase the stock.

In the future, Sulaiman plans to make more profit and improve on the education of the children. 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
  • 11
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,339.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Sulaiman to pay for sugar, milk, laundry soap, and bathing soap.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 18, 2013
Jan 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013