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This is 26 year old Sarah. She is married, and has 2 children aged 6 and 2 years. She has 3 additional dependents, who live with her because of schooling. In 2008, Sarah established her clothing business. She began her business because she wants to be self employed. Working 7 days a week and 8 hours a day, she earns about Le 1,300,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 5,000,000. Sarah requires a loan in order to buy more clothing. In the future, Sarah plans to establish other shops in different areas. She is thanking 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
  • $10,094,200
    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 Sarah to buy more clothing for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 4, 2012
Apr 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 16, 2012