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This is 40-year-old Teslime. He is married and has one child, aged 15. In 2007, Teslime established his plastic bowls, buckets, cups, etc., business. He began this business because he was not educated, so he wanted to help himself. His business is located in the outskirts, and his main customers are all classes of people. Working seven days a week and 18 hours a day, he earns about Le 400,000 every month from this business.

He would like a loan in the amount of Le 5,000,000. Teslime requires a loan in order to purchase more plastic bowls, cups, etc. In the future, Teslime plans to construct a bakery as a means of generating more income. He 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
  • 64
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,347,350
    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 Taslime to purchase more plastic bowls, cups, etc., for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 7, 2013
Jun 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014