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This is 52-year-old Aminata. She is single and has 2 children ages 25 and 16. In 1992, Aminata established her ladies' dress, men's suit and children's wear business. She began her business because she realized the benefits of doing business. Her business is located in city centre and her main customers are the public. She opens her business 7 days a week and 10 hours a day.

Aminata would like a loan in the amount of 5,000,000 SLL. She requires a loan in order to buy ladies' and men's clothing for her business. She hopes that this loan will help her to increase the size of the business. In the future, Aminata plans to buy bikes for commercial purposes, which will generate more profit and increase the size of the business. 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
  • 2
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,339.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Aminata to buy more ladies' and men's clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 7, 2014
Mar 29, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 10, 2015