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This is 50-year-old Aminata. She is married, and has two school-going children. She has one additional dependent, whom she adopted. In the year 1992, she started her Africana dress and sandals business. She has been able to manage the business and has a very good loan repayment history. She opens her business 6 days a week and 9 hours a day.

Aminata has received and successfully repaid one loan and now needs a loan of 3,000,000 SLL. She needs a loan in order to buy African dresses, sandals and accessories for her business. In the future Aminata hopes to educate her children to the 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
  • 46
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,325.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Aminata to buy sandals, necklaces, bracelets and Bamako clothing to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 6, 2011
Apr 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 23, 2011