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This is 55 year-old Samai. He is married and has six children ages 32, 30, 28, 18, 10 and 7 years. He has five additional dependents who are his apprentices. In 1985, Samai established his tailoring business. He began his business as an income-generating activity. His business is located in the middle of city and his main customers are neighbors and passersby. He works seven days a week and 16 hours a day. He would like a loan in the amount of 3,000,000 SLL. He requires a loan in order to buy sewing inputs. He hopes that this loan will help him to develop his shop. He plans to change his business as he gradually approaches old age. In the future, Samai plans to expand his business. 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
  • 4,328.7
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Samai to pay for sewing inputs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 3, 2013
May 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013