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This is a 35-year-old businesswoman. She is married, and has 4 children aged 16, 13, 10 and 7 years. In 2006, she established her plastic slippers business. She began her business because she wants to be independent and be able to provide a livelihood for her family. Working 7 days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about 700,000 SLL (~$163) every month from this business.

She would like a loan in the amount of 3,000,000 SLL. She requires this loan in order to buy more assorted plastic slippers for her business. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately 200,000 SLL (~$47).

In the future, she plans to own a bigger shop, build a house and educate her children. The persistent increase in the prices of goods is her major business challenge. 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
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,375.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped this borrower to buy more plastic slippers for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 9, 2011
Jun 28, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012