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Update on Margarette

This is 34-year-old Margarette. She is married and has three children, aged five, six, and fifteen. She has one additional dependent, who lives with her to help with the house chores.

In 1995, Margarette established her textiles business. The business started to help her husband with the children's education. Her business is located in city center and her main customers are adults. Working seven days a week and ten hours a day, she earns about SLL 1,086,390 every month from this business.

Margarette would like a loan in the amount of SLL 5,000,000. She has already received and successfully repaid four loans and now requires a new loan in order to pay for additional lining material, cotton, and wax. She hopes that this loan can improve the business and increase her stock.

In the future, Margarette plans to expand the business to a kiosk in the central market and hopes to make more profit and take care of the needs of the children. She thanks you for your support.

Previous Loan Details

This is 34-year-old Margarette. She is married and has four children ages five, six and fourteen. She has one additional dependent, who lives with her to assist with the house chores. In 1995, Margarette established her textiles business. She began her business because she wanted to assist h... More from Margarette's previous loan »

Additional Information

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 52
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,342,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,290.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Margarette to pay for textiles.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 2, 2013
Aug 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Margarette. It was first posted on Kiva on Feb, 2013. Learn More