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John B
This is 52-year-old John. He is married and has three children aged 5, 12 and 17 years old He has one additional dependent who lives with him to help a sister with the education of her child. In 2010, John established his printing services business. He began his business out of the need to provide learning materials for schools. Working six days a week and eight hours a day, he earns about Le 1,200,000 every month from this business. He would like a loan of Le 3,000,000. John has already received and successfully repaid two loans and now requires a new loan in order to buy more printing materials. He hopes that this loan will enable him to increase his monthly profits by approximately Le 300,000. In the future, John plans to move the business from a room to a store. He thinks the loan will maximize profits to achieve this. He thanks you for your support.

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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
  • 37
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,310.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped John B to pay for printing materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 4, 2012
Apr 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013