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This is 32 year-old Hassanatu B.. She is married, and has 1 child who is 12 years old. In 2006, Hassanatu established her assorted food stuff business. She began her business because she wants to generate income and support her child. Working 6 days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about Le 300,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 3,000,000. Hassanatu requires a loan in order to buy more food items for her business. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 250,000. In the future, Hassanatu plans to educate her children and establish a savings account. 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
  • 13
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,574,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,305.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Hasanatu to buy imported food items for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 8, 2011
Apr 17, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012