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The borrower is 35 years old. She is married and has 4 children aged 8, 10, 14, and 18. In 1996, she established her rice business. She started her business because it would help her husband and her family and, also help to build a house on her land. Working 6 days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about Le 700,000 every month.

She would like a loan of Le 4,000,000 to buy rice - 80 bags @ Le160,000. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 250,000. In the future, she plans to supply to retailers and open another shop. She is very determined and hardworking. 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
  • 40
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,375.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped this borrower to pay for 80 bags of rice.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 8, 2011
Jun 28, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 16, 2012