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Isata M
This is 35 year-old Isata J., who is married and has four children aged 4, 7, 9, and 15 years. In 2001, Isata established her imported assorted foodstuff business in order to generate income and help her husband provide for their family. Working six days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about Le 350,000 every month from this business.

She is now requesting a loan of Le 4,000,000 to buy more imported foodstuffs for her enterprise. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 400,000. In the future, Isata plans to buy larger quantities to supply other traders, open another food stall, and generate enough income to educate her children to the university level. She thanks you for your support.

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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
  • 41
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,978,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,305.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Isata M to buy various imported foodstuffs for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 25, 2011
Apr 17, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012