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This is 36 year-old Aminata. She is married with 4 children aged 18, 10, 12 and 6 years. She has 4 additional dependents who live with her to attend school.

In 2006, Aminata established her business, selling clothing and slippers, because she believed she could earn enough profit to help her husband provide a livelihood for their family. Working 7 days a week and 12 hours a day, she earns about SLL 1,200,000 every month. She would like a loan in the amount of SLL 3,000,000 to buy more clothing and slippers for her business.

In the future, Aminata plans to grow her business into a very big shop and to buy a piece of land. 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
  • 14
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,542,800
    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 Aminata to buy more clothing and slippers for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 25, 2011
Dec 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 16, 2012