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This is 33-year-old Marie. She is single, and has four children, aged 19, 16, 13, and 7 years old.

In 2001, Marie established her commercial business. She began her business as a means to raise revenue, working seven days a week and ten hours a day. She earns about SLL 1,000,000 every month from this business.

Marie would like a loan in the amount of SLL 5,000,000. She requires a loan in order to buy cartons of slippers. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly income by approximately SLL 500,000.

In the future, Marie plans to run a standard footwear store or to be an agent for one of the many footwear companies. She is very hard-working and 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
  • 16
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,329.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Marie to buy cartons of slippers to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 5, 2013
Jul 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014