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Amadu J. sells locally-dyed clothes. He is hard working and business-minded. He has 10 years experience and his business is located in the central part of Makeni.

He is married to a merchant and has four children. He spends all his time selling and needs a loan to buy raw materials such as bright textiles and the ink used to process the textiles. He hopes to use the proceeds of the loan to educate his children and build a house for his family.

Additional Information

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
  • 14
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,574,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,924.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Amadu to buy raw materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 14, 2010
May 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 24, 2011