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This is 30-year-old Mamie I.. She is married and has three children aged 2, 3, and 7.

In 2005, Mamie established her fabric business. Her business is located in the busy commercial district of Bo city. Working seven days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about 1,411,000 SLL every month from this business.

She needs a loan of 4,000,000 SLL in order to buy additional bails of wax cotton, satin and lace. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately 282,200 SLL.

In the future, Mamie plans to open a new business in another location and educate her children to university level. 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
  • 39
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    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 Mamie to buy additional bails of cloth for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 23, 2011
Mar 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011