Update on MahmoudThis is forty-seven year-old Mahmoud. He is married and has three children aged five, twenty and twenty-one. He has two additional dependents, who live with him to help in the business. In 1992, Mahmoud established his suitcases, school bags, briefcases and travelling boxes business. He began his business to be self-reliant after coming from the mines. His business is located in the city center and his main customers are adults.
Working seven days a week and ten hours a day, he earns about Le 1,804,200 every month from this business. He would like a loan in the amount of Le 5,000,000. Mahmoud has already received and successfully repaid four loans, and now requires a new loan in order to pay for additional travelling boxes. He hopes that this loan can increase the stock and expand the business. In the future, Mahmoud plans to improve the business and expand to the outskirt of town. He thanks you for your support
Previous Loan DetailsThis is 47 years old Mahmoud. He is married and has 3 children aged 19, 20 and 5. He has 2 additional dependents, who lived with him as a sales assistant and to help his wife with the house chores. In 1992, Mahmoud established his brief cases and suit cases business. He began his business becaus... More from Mahmoud's previous loan »
About the Association or Rural DevelopmentThe 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.
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid
- Repayment Term
- 10 months (Additional Information)
- Repayment Schedule
- Dec 6, 2013
- Dec 17, 2013
- Currency Exchange Loss:
- Sep 17, 2014
Photo from previous loan
Kiva allows our Field Partners to re-use the same photo for individual borrowers that have been posted on Kiva's website once before in a 24 month period, and we allow them to re-use group photos for up to 24 months, provided that 80% of the current group's membership is represented.
Taking, collecting, and uploading photos of borrowers is one of the most challenging elements of using Kiva for our Field Partners. In order to make Kiva easier for Field Partners to use, we have allowed them to post successive and concurrent loans without taking a new photo of the borrower if the criteria above are met.