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This is 35 year-old Abibatu F.. She is married, and has two children aged two and four years. In 1990, Abibatu established her ladies' slippers and sandals business. She began her business because she believed the business could be a means of generating income to sustain her family. Working seven days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about 2,350,000 SLL every month from this business.

Abibatu requires a loan of 4,500,000 SLL in order to expand her business. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately 400,000 SLL.

In the future, Abibatu plans to open a bigger shop and support her children to university level. She thanks you for your support.

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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
  • 38
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,068,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,150.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Abibatu to buy more ladies slippers and sandals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 18, 2010
Nov 19, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 16, 2011