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This is 48-year-old Yabom. She is married with four children, ages 16, 28, 30, and 32. In 2007, Yabom established a grocery store. She began her business to assist her husband in taking care of their home. Yabom's business is located in the outskirts and her main customers are men and women. She works seven days a week, 12 hours a day and earns about 1,000,000 SLL every month.

Yabom is requesting a 5,000,000 SLL loan to buy more rice and drinks to sell. In the future, she plans to build a house. Yabom 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

  • $903
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $8,868,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,327.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Yabom to buy more rice and drinks to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 21, 2013
Jul 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014