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Martha. B
This is 28-year-old Martha. She is single and has a child, age 1 year. She has 1 additional dependent that lives with her because she is her sister.

In 2006, Martha established her clothing business. She began her business because she needed a means of getting livelihood for her family. Working 7 days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about 1,700,000 SLL every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of 4,000,000 SLL. Martha requires a loan in order to buy gara, batick and sifon clothing materials. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately 300,000 SLL.

In the future, Martha plans to build a house and send her son to a very good school. She thanks you for your support.

Additional Information

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
  • 25
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,574,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,300.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Martha. B to buy gara, batick and sifon clothing materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 23, 2011
Dec 7, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012