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This is 49-year-old Isatu. She is a widow and has three children who are 26, 16 and 2 years old.. She has one additional dependent. In 2000, Isatu established her peanut business. She began her business because she wanted to help her husband support their family. Working seven days a week and 12 hours a day, she earns about Le 800,000 every month in profit from this business. She would like a loan of Le 3,000,000. Isatu requires a loan in order to buy more peanuts for her business. In the future, Isatu plans to build a house and to give her children a quality education. 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
  • 33
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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 Isatu to buy more peanuts to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 4, 2012
Apr 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012