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This is 41year-old Isatu. She is married and has 5 children aged 20,16,13,11 and 8. In 2006, Isatu established her Jewelries business. She began her business because she wants to help her husband in solving some domestic home problems. Her business is located in City Center and her main customers are Women. Working 7 days a week and 9hrs a day, she earns about Le800,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le5,000,000. Isatu requires a loan in order to buy more jewelries such as hair weaves and earrings for resale.. In the future, Isatu plans to become an international business woman and to educate 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
  • 29
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,329.7
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Isatu to buy items such as hair weaves and earrings for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 7, 2013
Jun 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014