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Salamatu A.
This is 30-year-old Salamatu A. She is married with four children aged 16, 15, 9 and 4. In 2003, Salamatu A. established her business. She attended school up to class four but dropped out since her parents have no respect for girls' education.
She joined her mother, assisting in her business. She later married a businessman who gave her money to establish her own business. Working seven days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about Le 1,400,000 every month. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 3,000,000. Salamatu A. requires a loan in order to purchase the following items: vegetable oil (15 rubbers @ Le 135,000), iodine salt (11 Cartons @ Le 100,000), maggie (8 cartons @ Le 115,000), couscous (1 packet @ Le 90,000). In the future, Salamatu A. plans to open a savings account, acquire a shop, build a house and provide a quality education to her children. Her major challenge is the frequent increases in the price of goods. She is an honest and hardworking business woman. She hopes this loan will help improve her business. 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
  • 46
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,068,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,310.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Salamatu A. to purchase vegetable oil, iodine salt, maggie and couscous.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 21, 2012
Mar 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 16, 2012