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This is 41-year-old Saidu. He is married and has two children, aged 13 and 8 years. He has one additional dependent who lives with him because he is his relative.

In 1994, Saidu established his provisions business, selling such items as sugar, milk, mayonnaise, sardines, butter, margarine, coffee, tea, etc. He began his business because he was trained by his parents, who are also petty traders.

Working seven days a week and eight hours a day, he earns about 1,300,000 Sierra Leone Leones (Le) every month from this business. He would like a loan in the amount of Le 5,000,000. Saidu requires a loan in order to buy more provisions for his business. In the future, Saidu plans to educate his children and build a dwelling house for his family. 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
  • 41
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,300.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Saidu to buy sugar, milk, mayonnaise, sardines and margarine for his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 4, 2011
Nov 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2012