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Aminata, 35 years old, is married and has 3 children aged 18, 16 and 10 years old. In 2000, Aminata established her cloth business because she wanted to raise enough money to help her husband support their family. Working 7 days a week and 10 hours a day, Aminata earns about SLL 1,200,000 monthly from this business.

Aminata has already received and successfully repaid 1 loan. She would like a loan of SLL 4,000,000 in order to buy cotton and lace materials for her business. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately SLL 300,000. In the future, Aminata plans to open a shop so that she can buy more stock and realize more profit in order to assist her husband to take good care of the home and educate the children. She thanks you for your support.

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About the Association or 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
  • 14
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,542,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,350.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Aminata to buy 1 bale of cotton and 5 bales of lace.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 11, 2011
Aug 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 16, 2012