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This is 42-year-old Mamie. She is married and has three children aged 7,15, and 20 years. She has one additional dependent, who lives with her to help her with the house chores.

In 2004, Mamie established her local foodstuff business. She began her business in order to secure a regular source of income for her family. Mamie’s goods are often bought by housewives. Working seven days a week and ten hours a day, she earns about SLL 1,800,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of SLL 5,000,000.

Mamie requires a loan in order to buy gari (cassava flakes) and palm oil for her business. In the future, Mamie plans to give the best education to her children. 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
  • 54
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,327,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,395.6
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Mamie to buy more local foodstuffs for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 9, 2014
May 23, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 10, 2015