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Haja Jaka
This is 40-year-old Haja Jaka. She is married and has four children aged 7, 11, 18 and 26. She has two additional dependents who live with her just to help with their education. In 2011, Haja Jaka established her textiles business. She began her business just to be self reliant and help her husband run the affairs of the home. Her business is located in city center and her main customers are adults. Working 7 days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about SLL 1,945,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of SLL 4,000,000. Haja Jaka requires a new loan in order to buy cotton material. She hopes that this loan will improve her stock and raise her profit. In the future, Haja plans to expand her business to the other part of town. She thanks you for your support.

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More information about this loan

This loan is to a borrower living in Sierra Leone, one of the countries in West Africa currently experiencing an Ebola outbreak. The epidemic is the largest in history, claiming thousands of lives and deeply affecting the national economy. This partner is continuing to operate throughout the outbreak, but accordingly these loans will have a higher risk associated with them. Learn more about the epidemic here

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
  • 4,395.6
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Haja Jaka to buy more textiles for her shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 9, 2014
May 23, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 10, 2015