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This is 56 year-old Kadiatu. She is a widow and has 3 children ages 34, 29, and 29. She has six additional dependents, who live with her because they are orphans.

In 1987, Kadiatu established her cookery (cooked food) business. She began her business because she learnt the business from her parents: "Since I was not sent to school I preferred selling for my survival."

Working 7 days a week and 12 hours a day, she earns about 100,000 Sierra Leonean leones (SLL) every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of 3,000,000 SLL. Kadiatu requires a loan in order to buy more foodstuffs. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately 300,000 SLL. In the future, Kadiatu plans to educate her children to university level. 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
  • 39
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,300.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Kadiatu to buy more food for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 2, 2011
Mar 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011