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Alhaji Abass
This is 26-year-old Alhaji Abass. He is married and has two children, aged 3 and 7 years. He has one additional dependent, who lives with him because he is responsible for his education. In 2004, Alhaji Abass established his used clothing business. He began his business just to be self-reliant, after dropping out of school. His business is located in the city center, and his main customers are adults. Working 7 days a week and 12 hours a day, he earns about SLL 1,600,000 every month from this business.

He would like a loan in the amount of SLL 5,000,000. Alhaji Abass requires a loan in order to buy one bale used ladies' blouses. He hopes that this loan will help him to increase his stock and expand the business. In the future, Alhaji Abass plans to improve the business and expand to other areas of the town. He thanks you for your support.

Additional Information

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
  • 22
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,379,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,395.6
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD
A loan of $1,150 helped Alhaji Abass to buy one bale used ladies blouses.
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 9, 2014
May 23, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 22, 2014