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This is 28-year-old Mohamed. He is married and has 1 child, aged 5 years. Mohamed has 1 additional dependent living with him, for education. In 2002, Mohamed established his phone accessories and drinks business. He began his business because he was unable to further his education due to his father's death. Mohamed joined his friend's business and, because he was hardworking and honest, his friend gave him money to start his own business.

Mohamed's business is located in the heart of the city and his main customers are the general public. Working 7 days a week and 18 hours a day, he earns about SLL 800,000 monthly from this business. Mohamed would like a loan of SLL 5,000,000 to purchase different types of phone accessories and drinks. In the future, Mohamed plans to complete his building project and to continue educating his children. He thanks you for your support.

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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
  • 4,329.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Mohamed to buy more phone accessories and drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 9, 2014
May 27, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2015