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Ibrahim is 44 years old. He is married and has four children, aged 8, 12, 16, and 18. Three of his children attend school.

In 1998, Ibrahim established his used clothing (house dressings) business. He began his business because he was in school when his father died. As a result, he went to live with his older sister and joined his brother-in-law's business. Ibrahim stayed with them for several years before he set up his own business.

Working seven days a week and ten hours a day, Ibrahim earns about SLL 775,000 every month from this business. He would like a loan in the amount of SLL 3,000,000 to purchase five bales of house dressings. In the future, Ibrahim plans to improve his business and educate his school-going children. He wants to acquire more loans in order to purchase large amounts of stock.

He thanks you for your support.

Additional Information

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
  • 31
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,318.3
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Ibrahim to purchase five bales of used clothing (house dressings).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 1, 2013
Mar 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014