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This is 39-year-old Jane. She is married and has two children aged 7 and 18. She has two additional dependents that live with her to help with their schooling.

In 1998, Jane 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 1,382,000 SLL every month. She would like a loan in the amount of 3,000,000 SLL.

Jane requires a loan in order to buy more fish for sale. In the future, she plans to open another outlet in the market. The competition is high, but Jane is able to cope because of her time in the business. 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
  • 1
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    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 Jane 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