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This is 27 year-old Mohamed. He is married and has two children, ages 4 and 7 years old. In 2003, Mohamed established his coffee/tea drink business. He began his business because he needed a source of income to support family. Working six days a week and 10 hours a day, he earns about Le 800,000 every month from this business. He would like a loan in the amount of Le 4,000,000. Mohamed requires a loan in order to buy coffee/tea items by cartons. He hopes that this loan will enable him to increase his monthly profits by approximately Le 250,000. In the future, Mohamed plans to open a restaurant, hire workers (trained staff) and promote his children to higher institution. He 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
  • 32
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,350.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Mohamed to buy food and drinks for his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 12, 2011
May 23, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011