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This is 35-yr-old Kadiatu. She is married and has one child aged six years. In 2009, Kadiatu established her charcoal and wood business. She began her business because she wants to help in taking care of the home. Working seven days a week and 15 hours a day, she earns about SLL 850,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of SLL 3,000,000. Kadiatu requires a loan in order to buy more bags of charcoal and wood for resale. In the future, Kadiatu plans to get more profit and invest it in timber to get established in business. She is very hardworking. 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
  • 4,329.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Kadiatu to buy more charcoal, eg.100 bags, for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 6, 2013
Sep 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014