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Update on Idriss

This is 34-year-old Idriss. He is married and has three children, aged 3, 5 and 10. He has one additional dependent (his wife's younger sister, to assist with her education) who lives with him.

In 1998, Idriss established his textiles and trimmings business. He started the business to be self-reliant after dropping out of school. Working 7 days a week and 12 hours a day, he earns about LE 2,700,500 every month from this business.

Idriss would like a loan in the amount of LE 5,000,000. He has already received and successfully repaid five loans, and now requires a new loan in order to improve on the sale of linen material, wool and thread. He hopes that this loan will enable him to add stock and improve the profit.

In the future, Idriss plans to increase his business and expand on the sale of trimmings and soft drinks. He thanks you for your support.

Previous Loan Details

This is 34-year-old Idriss. He is married and has 3 children, aged 2, 5 and 10. He has 1 additional dependent who lives with him to assist his wife's younger sister with her education. In 1998, Idriss established his textiles and trimmings business. He started the business to be self-reli... More from Idriss's previous loan »

Additional Information

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.

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

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 29
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,339.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Idriss to buy fabrics and trimmings.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 18, 2013
Jan 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Idriss. It was first posted on Kiva on Aug, 2012. Learn More