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This is 33-year-old Amadu. He is married and has four children aged 2, 4, 8 and 13 years. He has one additional dependant who lives with him because she is his wife's elder mother.
In 2001, Amadu established a used clothing business. He was financed by his elder brother to start the business as a means of improving his standard of living. Working seven days a week and eleven hours a day, he earns about 500,000 SLL every month from his business.
Amadu would like a loan of 4,000,000 SLL in order to buy more stock and make more profit. He hopes that this loan will enable him to increase his monthly profits by approximately 250,000 SLL. In the future, Amadu plans to expand his business, build a house for his family, and continue to educate his children to university level. He thanks you for your support.

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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
  • 3,975.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Amadu to buy more used clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 3, 2010
Sep 28, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2011