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This is 40-year-old Amidu. He is married, and he has two children, aged 5 and 3 years. He has one additional dependent, who lives with him as works as a sales assistant. In 1997 Amidu established his business, selling foods like rice and beans. He began his business, because he wants to live a better life. His business is located in the outskirts of town, and his main customers are women. Working 7 days a week and 11 hours a day, he earns about SLL 500,000 every month from this business.

He would like a loan in the amount of SLL 4,000,000. Amidu requires a loan in order to buy more foods for resale, including rice and beans. In the future, Amidu plans to build a house and to start another shop, which his wife will manage. 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
  • 22
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,379,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,329.7
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Amidu to buy more rice and beans for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 7, 2013
Jun 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014