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This is 36 year old Abibatu. She is married, and has 2 children aged 10 and 4 years. In 2005, Abibatu established her Clothing, Ladies Shoe and Cosmetics business. She began her business because she wanted to be self employed so as to get reliable source income to provide livelihood for her family . Working 7 days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about Le 1,200,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 5,000,000. Abibatu requires a loan in order to buy more clothing and cosmetics to meet the needs of her customers . In the future, Abibatu plans to expand her business and build her own house. She is thanking 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
  • 47
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,068,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,310.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Abibatu to buy clothing and cosmetics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 4, 2012
Apr 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013