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Hawa, age 34, established her plastic products business in 2006. She began this venture because she wants to help her husband, who was crippled in an accident while he was engaged in running the home. They have four children, ages five, seven, 15, and 22. Hawa's business is located in the city center and her main customers are women. Working seven days a week and 14 hours a day, she earns about Le 1,026,900 every month from this business.

Hawa would like to request a loan in the amount of Le 4,000,000. She has already received and successfully repaid three loans, and her new loan will be utilized to buy additional bathing buckets, food flasks, and plastic plates. She is confident that this loan will allow her to increase her stock and make more profit.

In the future, Hawa's goal is to be able to support the costs of her children's education.

She thanks you for your support.

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.

About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 62
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,347,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,339.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Hawa to buy bathing buckets, food flasks, and plastic plates.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 18, 2013
Jan 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013