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This is 40-year-old Kadiatu. She is married and has two children aged 15 and 10. She has no additional dependents living with her. Her husband is an air conditioner mechanic.

In 2003, Kadiatu established her drinks and building material business. She began her business after she obtained her first diploma in Business Admin but could not secure a job. Working 6 days a week and 8 hours a day, she earns about Le 1,500,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 3,000,000.

Kadiatu requires a loan in order to improve her business. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her profit during the festive period. In the future, Kadiatu plans to continue her education to Degree level and to educate her children. She thanks you for your support.

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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 Kadiatu to buy more drinks for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 7, 2011
Jan 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 16, 2012