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This is 35-year-old Ediatu. She is married and has two children aged 14 (in SSS 1) and 4 (in preschool). She has no additional dependents living with her.

In 2004, Ediatu established her restaurant business. She began this business after she dropped out of school and started assisting her mother. Working 7 days a week and 8 hours a day, she earns about Le 616,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 4,500,000 to buy her stock in large quantity which will increase her profit.

In the future, Ediatu plans to construct a modernized building that will house her restaurant. 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
  • 39
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,300.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Ediatu to buy palm oil, rice, Maggi, onions and other cooking condiments.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 7, 2011
Jan 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 16, 2012