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This is 33-year-old Isata. She is married and has one child, aged 2 years. In 2005, Isata established her slippers and sandals business. She began her business as a source of generating revenue, to be self-reliant. Working 6 days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about SLL 1,000,000 every month from this business.

She would like a loan in the amount of SLL 5,000,000. Isata requires a loan in order to buy cartons of slippers and sandals to sell. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately SLL 600,000. In the future, Isata plans to rent a shop, in order to sell at wholesale. A very hard-working woman, 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
  • 7
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,369.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Isata to buy cartons of slippers and sandals to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 16, 2013
Aug 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014