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Salamatu is 33 years old. She is married and has 2 children ages 4 and 6 years old. She also has one relative who is a dependant. In 2004, Salamatu B. established her business selling plastic utensils. She began her business when she noticed that plastic utensils were not found much in town and people needed them, especially women.

She opens her business 6 days a week and 9 hours a day. She would like a loan in the amount of 4,800,000 SLL in order to buy more stock of plastic wares. 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
  • 35
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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 $1,125 helped Salamatu to buy more plastic utensils for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 9, 2011
Mar 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011