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This is 39 year-old Kai. She is married and has two children, ages 15 and 18. In 2001, Kai established her business selling slippers and sandals. She began her business to engage herself and generate revenue to be of help to her husband and family. Kai works six days a week, eight hours a day, and she earns about 1,000,000 SLL each month.

Kai is requesting a 5,000,000 SLL loan to buy foam slippers and sandals. She hopes that her loan will improve her business considerably. In the future, Kai plans to rent a shop and sell wholesale items to her customers. 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
  • 54
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,327,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,329.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Kai to buy foam slippers and sandals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 6, 2013
Sep 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014