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Salamatu is 36 years old and married, with one 7 year-old child. She has three additional dependents who live with her.

In 2000, Salamatu established her clothing business. She began her business because she wanted to be self-reliant. Working seven days a week and nine hours a day, Salamatu earns about Le 2,198,000 every month. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 3,000,000 to purchase shoes, ladies' bags, jean skirts and jeans. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 32,9700.

In the future, Salamatu plans to rent a shop and potentially establish an outlet. She also plans to help her husband educate their children. 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
  • 45
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,068,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,100.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Salamatu to buy additional clothes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 8, 2010
Dec 8, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 24, 2011