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This is 31-year-old Aminata T.. She is married and has 3 children aged 7, 9, and 13 who live with her. She helps her husband to support the family. In 2006, Aminata T. established her ready-made items business. She began her business to educate her children, buy land and help in the upkeep of the home. Working 6 days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about Le 250,000 every month. She would like a loan of Le 4,000,000 to buy more stock. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 300,000 . In the future, Aminata plans to buy larger volumes to supply to other traders and to travel to neighboring Guinea for more profit. She is very determined. 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
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,300.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Aminata to add more items to stock.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 18, 2011
Mar 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011