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This is 48-year-old Abass. He is married and has three children aged 9, 6 and 4. He has two additional dependents, who live with him because the one is his brother's sister and the other is his neighbour son's; they came for assistance for their schooling.

In 1982, Abass established his Ready-Made-Wear business. He began his business because he wants to be self reliant. Working 7 days a week and 8 hours a day, he earns about 2,214,000 SLL every month from this business. He needs a loan of 4,000,000 SLL. He requires a loan in order to buy jeans, shirts, and T-shirts, etc. He hopes that this loan will enable him to increase his monthly profits by approximately 332,100 SLL.

In the future, Abass hopes to improve his business, build another house, and educate his children to university level. He serves the entire Bo community; he also encourages customers, and he travels by road to neighbouring countries to buy his goods. 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
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,542,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,125.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Abass to buy jeans, shirts, and T-shirts etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 22, 2010
Oct 29, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011