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This is 49-year-old Kabba. He is married and has 4 children aged 12, 9, 6 and 4 months old. 3 going to school. In 2010, Kabba established his business selling plastic shoes for men, women and children. He attended school up to Class 5 and dropped out because of poverty. His father took him to a garage to learn vehicle maintenance and upon completion he joined his sister in business. After some years, his sister gave him an amount of money to start his own business. Working 7 days a week and 11 hours a day, he earns about 965,000 SLL every month from this business. He would like a loan in the amount of 3,000,000 SLL. Kabba requires a loan in order to buy assorted plastic shoes and slippers. In the future, Kabba plans to buy a vehicle, build a house, educate his children, open a shop and send his parents to Hajj. This loan will help to expand his business. He is a hardworking and committed businessman. 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
  • 54
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,327,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,314.8
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Kabba to pay for assorted plastic shoes and slippers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 1, 2013
Feb 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013