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This is 36-year-old Mabinty. She is married to a tailor and has five children aged 4, 7, 11, 16, and 19. She has three additional dependents, who live with her because she is living in the city where educational facilities are much more improved than the villages where their parents live.

In 2004, Mabinty established her clothing business. She began her business because she needed a source of income to help her husband support their home. Working six days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about Le 1,050,000 every month from this business.

She would like a loan in the amount of Le 4,500,000. Mabinty has already received and successfully repaid one loan, and now requires a new loan in order to buy one bale of wax cotton @ Le1,800,000, 50 pieces of different types of jeans @ Le45,000,pay transportation and taxes .

She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 250,000. In the future, Mabinty plans to open a big shop and build a dwelling house for her family and make sure her children go through university.

She serves customers around the city and the surrounding villages. She normally buys her goods from Freetown and Guinea. She thanks you for your support.

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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
  • 47
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,068,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,355.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Mabinty to pay for assorted wax cotton - one bale of wax cotton @ Le1,800,000 , 50 pieces of different types of jeans @ Le45,000. transportation and taxes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 5, 2011
Aug 23, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 16, 2012