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This is 30 year-old Makotor. She is married and has children ages 18, 15, 11 and 6 years. In 2000, Makotor established her commercial ladies dress, shoes, and bodies business. She began her business because she wanted to assist her husband with domestic problems.

Her business is located in the city center and her main customers are ladies. Working 7 days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about Le 1,000,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of 5,000,000 SLL. Makotor requires a loan in order to buy ladies shoes and bodies’ skirts. She hopes that this loan will help increase her profit by approximately 500,000 SLL.

In the future, Makotor plans to open an outlet and deploy her younger brother there. She thanks you for your support.

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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
  • 2
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,317.8
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Makotor to buy ladies shoes and skirts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 6, 2013
Dec 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014