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This is 36-year-old Kadiatu. She is married and has two children aged fourteen and sixteen. In 1992, Kadiatu established her motor bike spares business. She began her business because she wants to help her husband with running the home. Her business is located in the city center and her main customers are mechanics and bike riders.

Working 7 days a week and 12 hours a day, she earns about SLL 1,085,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan of an amount of SLL 3,000,000. Kadiatu requires a loan in order to buy additional engine oil. She hopes that this loan can improve her sales of engine oil.

In the future, Kadiatu plans to develop and have a concrete shop. She also plans to be able to have additional profit and increase the stock. She 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
  • 5
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    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 Kadiatu to buy engine oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 1, 2013
Feb 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014