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This is 51-year-old Abie. She is a widow and has 2 children, ages 26 and 23 years.

In 2007, Abie established her used electronic items and drinks business. She began her business because she has to enhance her independence. This business is her major source of income. Working 7 days a week and 13 hours a day, she earns about 1,000,000 SLL every month. She would like a loan in the amount of 4,000,000 SLL. Abie requires a loan in order to buy DVD players, amplifiers and drinks. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately 300,000 SLL.

In the future, Abie plans to establish a modern electronic and drinks shop, to own a house, and to also embark in international business. The current high rate of inflation is her 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
  • 41
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,978,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,315.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Abie to buy DVD players, amplifiers, and drinks for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 7, 2011
Jul 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2012