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This is 28-year-old Aminata. She is married and has two children, aged 3 and 1. She has two additional dependents who live with her because they are assistants. In 2012, Aminata established her mayonnaise, Peak milk, sardines, drinks, etc., business. She began her business because she wanted to help her husband in taking care of the home. Her business is located in the outskirts of town, and her main customers are the general community people.

Working seven days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about 800,000 Le (Sierra Leone leones) every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 5,000,000. Aminata requires a loan in order to buy drinks, Peak milk, etc., for resale. In the future, Aminata plans to develop her business, educate her children and to erect a house. 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
  • 2
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,314.8
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Aminata to pay for more provisions.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 1, 2013
Feb 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013