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Isatu

Update on Isatu

This is 40-year-old Isatu. She is married and has three children, who are aged 20, 16 and 13 years. In 2008, Isatu established her groundnut business. She began her business, because she wanted to be gainfully employed by herself and meet her daily needs and wants. Working six days a week and 12 hours a day, she earns about SLL 2,000,000 every month from this business.

She would like a loan of SLL 4,500,000. Isatu requires a loan to buy more bags of groundnuts. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately SLL 1,000,000. Isatu has opened a special account for her children's welfare. She thanks you for your support.

Previous Loan Details

This is 39-year-old Isatu. She is married and has three children who are 19, 15 and 12 years old. In 2008, Isatu established her groundnut business. She began her business because she wanted to be gainfully employed by herself to meet her daily needs and wants. Working 6 days a week and 12 hours... More from Isatu's previous loan »

Additional Information

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.

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.

About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 26
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,245,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,349.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Isatu to buy more bags of groundnuts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 6, 2013
Listed
Dec 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 10, 2015
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Isatu. It was first posted on Kiva on Mar, 2013. Learn More