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This is 40-year-old Hassan. He is married and has four children aged 18, 16, 14 and 8. In 2010, Hassan established his blouses, t-shirts, jeans, shoes, cosmetics, shirts, mobile phone and drinks business. He began his business to be self-reliant after losing a job. His business is located in the city center, and his main customers are adults. Working seven days a week and 14 hours a day, he earns about 1,368,550 SLL (Sierra Leone leones) every month from this business.

He would like a loan in the amount of 5,000,000 SLL. Hassan requires a loan in order to pay for additional jeans, shoes and cosmetics. He hopes that this loan can increase the stock and improve on the profit. In the future, Hassan plans to expand the business to photocopying and printing, and hopes to be able to open outlets within the town. He 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
  • 2
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,328.1
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Hassan to pay for shoes and cosmetics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 17, 2013
May 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014