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This is 39-year-old Isatu. She is married and has three children who are 19, 15 and 12 years old. In 2008, Isatu established her groundnut business. She began her business because she wanted to be gainfully employed by herself to meet her daily needs and wants. Working 6 days a week and 12 hours a day, she earns about Le 1,500,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan of Le 3,000,000. Isatu requires a loan to buy more bags of groundnuts. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 600,000. In the future, Isatu plans to save enough money to enhance the quality of education for her children. She thanks you for your support.

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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
  • 13
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,075
    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 Isatu to buy more bags of groundnuts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 15, 2013
Mar 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014