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This is 30-year-old Wuyah. She is married and has three children, aged 14, 11, and seven. In 2009, Wuyah established her plastic slippers business. She began her business just to enable her provide for her domestic needs. Her business is located at city centre, and her main customers are both men and women. Working seven days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about 700,000 SLL every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of 4,000,000 SLL. Wuyah has already received and successfully repaid two loans and now requires a new loan in order to buy plastic slippers. She hopes that this loan will increase her income level. In the future, Wuyah still nurtures the plan of renting a shop and to educate her kids. She appreciates the gesture she is receiving from kiva. 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
  • 29
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,290.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Wuyah to buy plastic slippers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 2, 2013
Aug 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014