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This is 35-year-old Marie T.. She is married and has two children, ages 8 and 12. In 2009, Marie established her cooking-utensils business. She began her business because she wanted to help her husband. Working six days a week and six hours a day, she earns about 400,000 Sierra Leone leones (Le) every month from this business.

She would like a loan in the amount of Le 4,500,000 in order to improve herself and her family. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 300,000. In the future, Marie T. plans to educate her children and buy land. She is very determined to open a store to sell wholesale to other traders. 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
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,225.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Marie to add more stock to her stall.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 14, 2011
Jan 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 5, 2011