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This is 37-year-old Isatu. She is married and has two children aged thirteen and seven, plus one additional dependent who lives with her because she is her younger sister. In 2006, Isatu established a plastic bowl business. She began her business because she wanted to be independent. Working seven days a week and ten hours a day, she earns about 1,162,200 SLL every month from this business. She would like a loan of 4,000,000 SLL to buy more business stock. Isatu hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately 230,000 SLL. In the future, she plans to build a house and educate her children. 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
  • 32
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,302.4
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Isatu to buy more plastic bowls for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 17, 2011
Mar 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011