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Update on Alimatu

This is 55-year-old Alimatu. She is married and has 7 children aged 29, 26, 23, 21, 18, 14 and 11. She has 2 additional dependents that live with her to help with business. In 2002, Alimatu established her food item business to support her husband in the running of the home. Her business is located at the city center and her customers are mostly women. Working 7 days a week and 12 hours a day, she earns about Le 500,000 every month. Alimatu has already received and successfully repaid 1 loan, and now requires a new loan in the amount of 3,000,000 SLL to buy groundnut, dry peppers, and onions. She hopes that this loan will increase her stock. In the future, Alimatu plans to rebuild her house (that was burnt down), to perform Hajj, and to educate her children. She thanks you for your support.

Previous Loan Details

Alimatu is 55 years old. She is married and has 6 children, ages 28, 25, 22, 20, 17 and 14. She has 3 additional dependents that help her with her business. In 2002, Alimatu established her foodstuff business. Alimatu uses the income she earns from her business to provide for the basic needs of ... More from Alimatu'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
  • 16
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,320.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Alimatu to buy bags of groundnut, onions, and dry pepper.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 1, 2013
Feb 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Alimatu. It was first posted on Kiva on Jun, 2012. Learn More