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This is 50-year-old Isata. She is married and has four children, age 5, 10, 20, and 25. She has two additional dependents who live with her to help a sister with her child's education and to help with the house chores.

In 1991, Isata established her cooking condiments business. She started the business by selling at home. The business is special because it helps in aiding her husband to run the home. Working seven days a week and nine hours a day, she earns about 1,284,400 SLL every month from this business.

She would like a loan in the amount of 3,000,000 SLL. Isata has already received and successfully repaid one loan, and now she requires a new loan in order to increase her stock. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately 256,880 SLL.

In the future, Isata plans to expand to another store with the help of her sister and to be able to meet the needs of her children. She 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
  • 44
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,082,750
    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 Isata to pay for cooking condiments.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 11, 2011
Dec 5, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 16, 2012