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Alhaji Mohamed
This is 34-year-old Mohamed. He is married, and has three children aged 7, 10, and 13. In 1989, Mohamed established his used clothing business. He began this business because he gained the experience of selling used clothing from his late father. Used clothes are easy to sell. Working seven days-a- week, and ten hours a day, he earns about Le 1,200,000 every month from this business. He would like a loan in the amount of Le 5,000,000. Mohamed has already received, and successfully repaid three loans. He now requires a new loan in order to buy additional mini dresses, tan tops, and cotton shirts. He hopes that this loan will enable him to increase his monthly profits by approximately Le 300,000. In the future, Mohamed plans to educate his children, and finish his building. He 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
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,317.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Alhaji Mohamed to pay for additional used clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 5, 2011
Aug 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012