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Hassanatu Sheku
Hassanatu is 36 years old. She is married, and has a daughter aged 10 years. She has 4 additional dependents living with her, who are her relatives and lost their parents.

In 2001, Hassanatu established her maggie (soup product), salt, African dresses, and pans business. She began this business because she assists her husband by providing additional income for the home. Working 6 days a week and 6 hours a day, she earns about 1,251,200SLL every month from her business.

She needs a loan of 4,500,000SLL. Hassanatu requires a loan in order to buy tomato paste, shrimp, pans, and clothes for resale. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately 337,824SLL. In the future, Hassanatu plans to further her education and help her husband support the home from the proceeds of this loan. All categories of people buy from her, but the majority of her customers are women. She thanks you for your support.

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
  • $10,068,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,900.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Hassanatu Sheku to buy more food stuffs for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 18, 2010
Aug 20, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011