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This is 55-year-old Dora. She is married and has four children, all adults. In 2008, Dora established her bread, cheese, butter, biscuits, milk, and soap and sardine business. She began her business because she wanted to be independent and not to be a burden to her children. Working 6 days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about Le 800,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan of Le 3,000,000. Dora requires a loan to buy more goods that are requested for daily use by her customers. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 500,000. In the future, Dora plans to open a big business for her grandchildren as a legacy. 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
  • 23
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,379,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,329.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Dora to buy more stock of groceries to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 5, 2013
Apr 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014