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This is 45 year-old Adiatu. She is married and has 4 children who are 30, 23, 19 and 1 year old. She has 1 additional dependent, who lives with her to be fostered.

Adiatu owns a business to sell rice, beer, stout, soft drinks, thread, poplin, and pure water. She began her business when she got married. Her husband introduced her to the business with some money to start a small grocery business. She works 7 days a week, 16 hours a day to earn 1,995,000 SLL every month.

She would like a loan in the amount of 4,000,000 SLL to buy bags of sugar, rice and cooking oil. This loan will help to improve the business.

In the future, Adiatu plans to provide a quality education for her children and buy a piece of land. She is friendly and a family person. She 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
  • 4,340.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Adiatu to purchase more bags of rice, sugar, cooking oil, soft drinks, and beer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 23, 2014
Jun 10, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 10, 2015