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This is 46-year-old Aminata. She is married and has two children aged 26 and 22 years. In 1985, Amie established her used clothing business. She began her business because she believed this can be a means for getting income to provide support to her children. Working 7 days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about 430,000 SLL every month from this business. She needs a loan of 3,000,000 SLL.

Aminata requires a loan in order to buy more bales of used clothing. In the future, Amie plans to educate her children and to buy a plot of land. She thanks you for your support.

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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
  • 40
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,125.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Aminata to buy more bales of used clothing for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 22, 2010
Oct 29, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011