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Gbassay is a petty trader married also to a petty trader with three dependents, one of whom is their son. She trades in cutlery, plastic rubbers, and enamel dishes. After dropping out during senior secondary school some fourteen years ago, she has been in business. She usually travels to a neighbouring country (Guinea) to purchase her stock.

Gbassay intends to use the profit from the loan she is seeking to buy more stock, rent a bigger store to stock her goods and to help her husband to purchase land.

Additional Information

About the Association for 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
  • 38
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,068,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,870.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Gbassay to buy cutlery and plastics rubbers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 18, 2009
Nov 26, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2010