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This is 43 year-old Abdul. He is married, and has 4 children aged 19, 16, 13 and 10 years. He has 2 additional dependents, who live with him.

In 2001, Abdul established his drinks business to generate funds to support his children's education. Working 7 days a week and 14 hours a day, he earns about Le 1,000,000 every month.

He would like a loan in the amount of Le 3,000,000 to buy soft drinks, beer, stout Carlsberg and Heineken. He hopes that this loan will enable him to increase his monthly profits by approximately Le 300,000.

In the future, Abdul plans to establish a more decent bar with modern facilities and to become a distributor for a brewery. He thank 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
  • 46
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,420.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Abdul to buy soft drinks, beer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 5, 2011
Oct 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2012