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This is 47 year-old Baindu. She is married and has 5 children ages 20,17,15,11 and 8 years old. She has 3 additional dependents who live with her because they are her family members from the provinces where educational facilities are poor.

In 1999, Baindu established her restaurant business. She began her business after the war as a means of generating income for their livelihood. Working 7 days a week and 8 hours a day, she earns about 1,216,400 SLL every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of 4,000,000 SLL. Baindu needs a new loan to help her buy rice and other ingredients in large quantities. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately 242,880 SLL. In the future, Baindu plans to get another restaurant. She 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
  • 4,350.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Baindu to buy additional food items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 25, 2011
Mar 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011