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This is 34-year-old Marian. She is married and has two children, aged 14 and 11 years. In 1995, Marian established her slippers and sandals business. She began her business because she wanted to assist her husband with the upbringing of her children. Her business is located at the city centre and her main customers are the general public. She opens seven days a week and 10 hours a day. She earns 1,000,000 SLL (Sierra Leone leones) every month from this business.

She would like a loan in the amount of 5,000,000 SLL. Marian requires a loan in order to buy more cartons of slippers and sandals. She hopes that this loan will help to increase her profit approximately 700,000 SLL. In the future, Marian plans to be a distributor for one of the plastic industries that are operating in the country. She is very reliable. She 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
  • 30
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,345.4
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Marian to pay for more plastic shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 21, 2013
Jun 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014