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This is 31-year-old Nafisatu. She is married and has two children, aged 8 and 10 years.

In 2005, Nafisatu established her slippers business. She began her business after she decided to quit her job. Her business is located in the outskirts of the city and her main customers are general community people. Working 7 days a week and 12 hours a day, she earns about Le 500,000 every month from this business.

Nafisatu would like a loan in the amount of Le 4,000,000. She requires a loan in order to purchase cartons of slippers for resale. She hopes that this loan will support her to increase her stock level and gain more profit.

In the future, Nafisatu plans to educate her children up to university, build houses and become a supplier of slippers to other retailers. She 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
  • 5
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,320.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Nafisatu to purchase cartons of slippers for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 15, 2013
Mar 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014