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This is Musu, 45. She is married with three children aged 12, 16 and 21, all in school. She has two additional dependents that live with her for schooling. In 1987, Musu established her pans and plastic dishes business. She began her business to become independent and it is her only source of income. Working six days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about 900,000 Sierra Leonean leones (SLL) every month from this business.

Musu would like a loan of 3,000,000 SLL to buy more pans and plastic dishes. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately 300,000 SLL. In the future, Musu plans to seek more funds and expand her business, to own a house and to educate her children. 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 $700 helped Musu to buy pans and plastic dishes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 4, 2012
Apr 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 16, 2012