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Mohamed S. is a trader who sells along one of the main business streets in Makeni. He started with sales of cigarettes and later moved to plastic slippers.

He is married to a trader and they have four children who all attend school. He has 30 years of business experience and needs a loan to buy plastic slippers from the neighbouring country of Guinea.

He hopes to use the proceeds to educate his children and build on to his house.

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
  • $9,542,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,924.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Mohamed to purchase plastic slippers to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 14, 2010
May 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010