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This is 53-year-old Alpha. He is married and has 5 children aged 30, 27, 25, 22 and 18 years. Three are school-going children. He has 1 additional dependent who lives with him to be fostered.

In 1993 Alpha established his cement, paint, shovel, hammer, nails, erosion, bulbs, binding wire, etc., business. He began his business because he was unprivileged to attend school. He used to assist people and whatever amount was given to him, he kept it. He accumulated this money and started to sell clear-mint sweets.

Working 7 days a week and 10 hours a day, he earns about 2,403,000 SLL every month from this business. He would like a loan in the amount of 5,000,000 SLL. Alpha requires a loan in order to purchase cement, binding wire and nails. In the future, Alpha plans to open another shop and educate his children. This loan will help to improve the business. Inadequate capital is his major challenge. He is a hardworking business man. 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
  • 24
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,319.7
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Alpha to purchase cement, binding wire and nails.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 15, 2013
Mar 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013