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This is 30 year-old Marie. She is married, and has 1 child aged 3. She has 5 additional dependents, who live with her. They are her sisters and her husband’s relatives. In 2005, Marie established her stationery business. She began her business because she wanted to help her husband in providing livelihood for their family. Working 7 days a week and 13 hours a day, she earns about 3,225,440SLL every month from this business.

Marie needs a loan of 3,000,000SLL. Marie has already received and successfully repaid four loans under the group lending scheme and now requires a new loan in order to buy additional A4 size paper and exercise books. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately 322,544SLL.

Marie intends to use the proceeds of this loan to buy a piece of land. She thanks you for your support.

Additional Information

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
  • 45
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,140.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Marie the loan is used to buy A4 size paper and exercise books.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 3, 2010
Nov 16, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011