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This is 28-year-old Seibatu. She is married, and has two children, ages 8 and 5.

In 2008, Seibatu established her clothing and textiles business. She began her business because she was trained as a businesswoman. Working 5 days a week and 8 hours a day, she earns about Le800,000 every month from this business.

She would like a loan in the amount of Le 3,000,000. Seibatu requires a loan in order to buy more clothing of different kinds to sell.

In the future, Seibatu plans to educate her children to the university level, and to build a house. She is very hardworking She thanks you for your support.

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.


About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 24
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,329.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Seibatu to buy more clothing of different kinds.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 4, 2014
Apr 28, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 10, 2015