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Aminata is very determined and cool, and trades in used clothing and food items. Her stall is located at Savage Square Makeni, and she has ten years experience in business. She is married to a trader and they have two children. She initially accessed funds from her husband to kick start her business.

She needs a loan to buy more used clothing and food items, and hopes to use her proceeds to educate her children and construct a 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
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,542,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,935.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Aminata to buy more clothing and food items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 4, 2010
Aug 21, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011