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This is 42-year-old Mariama. She is married and has no children. She has 2 additional dependents, who live with her because of schooling. In 2007, Mariama established her provisions and drinks business. She started her business at a youthful age. Working 7 days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about Le 900,000 each month in profit.

She would like a loan in the amount of Le 6,000,000, which will increase her profit to 1,200,000 each month. Mariama needs a loan to buy more provisions and drinks in bulk at a reasonable cost. In the future, Mariama plans to expand her business and build her own house. 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
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,542,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,310.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,400 helped Mariama to buy more drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 4, 2012
May 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013