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This is 42-year-old Abdulai. He is married and has no children. In 1998, Abdulai established his fishing business. He began his business because he wanted to assist his family. His business is located on the outskirts of town and his main customers are fish sellers and the general community. Working 7 days a week and 12 hours a day, he earns about 1,800,000 leones (SLL) every month from his business.

Abdulai would like a loan in the amount of 5,000,000 SLL. Abdulai requires a loan in order to buy more fishing net and thread. He hopes that this loan will help his business to expand with the proper use of the loan. In the future, Abdulai plans to build more boats, buy more machines and educate the children. 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
  • 16
    View loans »
    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 $1,175 helped Abdulai to pay for fishing nets and thread.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 15, 2013
Mar 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013