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This is 44-year-old Mabinty. She is married and has five children aged 7, 10, 14, 19, and 22. She has one additional dependent who lives with her and helps with the household chores.

In 1998, Mabinty established her fish business because she wanted to help her husband provide for their home. Working seven days a week and ten hours a day, she earns about 1,261,000 SLL every month. She would like a loan in the amount of 3,000,000 SLL.

Mabinty requires a loan in order to buy more fish for sale. In the future, she plans to expand to trade in palm oil, pepper, and local foodstuffs. The competition is high, but Mabinty is able to cope since she also does wholesale. 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
  • 51
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,344,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,319.7
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Mabinty to buy fish for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 1, 2013
Mar 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013