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This is 45-year-old Hassan. He is married and has three children, aged 15, 7 and 4 years. One of them is a school-going child.

In 1999, Hassan established his building materials business (paint, toilet seats, nails, hammers, stabilizers, and locks). He began his business because he was trained in business; that is why he decided to set up his own business to develop his family. Working 7 days a week and 11 hours a day, he earns about Le 800,000 every month from this business.

He would like a loan in the amount of Le 5,000,000. Hassan requires a loan in order to purchase more building materials.

In the future, Hassan plans to improve his business and his family status. 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
  • 4
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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
A loan of $1,150 helped Hassan to purchase more building materials.
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 16, 2014
May 23, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 22, 2014