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Haja  I.

Update on Haja I.

Haja is 29 years old, married, and has one child who attends school. In 2009, Haja began a provisions business, selling milk, ovaltine, mayonnaise, sugar, etc. She began her business because she came from a poor background and her parents did not have the capacity to see her through school. Her elder sister who was a trader was married in Freetown and Haja joined her sister in Freetown for her to assist her education, but her sister preferred to train her in the business.

Haja works seven days a week, 16 hours a day and earns about 960,000 SLL every month from this business. She is requesting another loan for 5,000,000 SLL, which she will use to purchase cartons of milk, ovaltine, drinks, toilet soap, etc. for her business. She has plans to complete her house and improve her business.

Previous Loan Details

This is 28-year-old Haja I. She is married, and has 1 child aged 7 years, who is school-going. In 2009, Haja I established her Provisions business, selling milk, ovaltine, mayonnaise, sugar, etc. She began her business because she came from a poor background and her parents did not have the capa... More from Haja I.'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
  • 23
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,379,975
    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 Haja I. to purchase milk, ovaltine, drinks, toilet soap etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 6, 2013
Dec 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 10, 2015
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Haja I.. It was first posted on Kiva on Sep, 2012. Learn More