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Jariatu sells plastic and rubber utensils and set-pans in the Silvanus market. The market is located in the Gbaneh section of the city of Makeni. Jariatu works hard. She opens her business at 7 a.m. and closes up shop at 6 p.m.

Jariatu is married to an active trader and they have four dependents. She has seven years of experience in her business.

She needs a loan of 4,000,000 in order to buy more stock from Conakry. She wishes to use the proceeds buy a piece of land and to pay for the education of her children.

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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
  • 46
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,900.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Jariatu to buy more plastic and rubber utensils to sell in her market stall.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 11, 2010
Aug 20, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 24, 2011