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This lady is a 35-year-old businesswoman. She is married to a shipping officer, and she has one child who lives with because she is her relative and also helps her with her business. In 2003, she established her provisions and drinks business. Working seven days a week and 15 hours a day, she earns about Le 1,000,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 4,500,000.

She requires a loan in order to add more drinks and provisions such as sugar, milk, cheese, margarine, sardines, etc. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 300,000. She is very determined to improve her business. In future she plans to also sell rice as she is very close to the main market. 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
  • 33
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,255.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped this borrower to buy drinks and provisions such as sugar, milk, cheese, margarine, sardines, etc. for her business inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 1, 2011
Jun 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012