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Alikalie is 29 years old, married and has three children aged five, four and three years. He has two additional dependents, his younger brothers, who live with him because Alikalie is the only one who can take care of them.

In 2005 Alikalie established his soft drinks, provisions, biscuits and cigarette business. He began his business because he dropped out of school and found business to be his only alternative. Working seven days a week and fifteen hours a day, he earns about 1,471,200 SLL every month.

Alikalie would like a loan in the amount of 4,500,000 SLL. Alikalie requires a loan in order to buy more provisions. He hopes that this loan will enable him to increase his monthly profits by approximately 367,800 SLL. In the future Alikalie plans to purchase a popcorn machine. He thanks you for your support.

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

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Adikalie to purchase more products for his shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 1, 2010
Sep 21, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2011