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Chernor Iye
This is 39 year-old Chernor Iye. She is married, and has 6 children aged 24, 21, 16, 13, 11 and 8 years, four are school going children. She has one additional dependent, who lives with her to attend school and help in domestic work.

In 2011, Chernor Iye established her provisions business, selling mainly soft drinks, luncheon meat, pure water, sardines, and biscuits. She began her business because she had only Arabic education, as tradition does not allow a girl child to attend any formal school. She helped her father in his business and later got married at a young age; her husband gave her some money to start her own business. Working 7 days a week and 15 hours a day, she earns about 5,415,000 SLL every month from this business.

She would like a loan in the amount of 5,000,000 SLL in order to buy soft drinks, luncheon meat, pure water, sardines, and biscuits.

In the future, Chernor Iye plans to build a dwelling house and educate her children.

The loan will help maximize her profits.

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
  • 51
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,344,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,339.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Chernor Iye to buy soft drinks, luncheon meat, pure water, sardines, and biscuits.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 20, 2014
Jul 11, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 10, 2015