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This is a 31-year-old businesswoman. She is married and has no children. In 2000, the borrower established her business selling Maggi cubes, cooking oil, canned tomato sauce, rice, and sugar. She began her business because she started to help her mother in the market and her mother encouraged her to start selling for herself.

Working 6 days a week and 7 hours a day, she earns about Le 600,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 3,000,000. The borrower requires a loan in order to improve her business. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 200,000. In the future, she plans to improve herself and the income of her family. 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
  • 4,350.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped this borrower to buy Maggi cubes, cooking oil, canned tomato sauce, rice, and sugar for her business inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 8, 2011
Jul 4, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011