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This is 42 year-old Dora. She is married, and has 3 children ages 7, 12 and 15. She has 1 additional dependent, who lives with her to help with the house chores.

In 2007, Dora established her patient drugs business. She began her business after graduating from nursing school to be self reliant. Working 7 days a week and 12 hours a day, she earns about Le 1,423,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 3,000,000. Dora requires a new loan in order to improve the shop to a full drugs store. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 469,590. In the future, Dora plans to expand to a drugs store; the loan can increase the stock and maximize the profit. She thanks 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
  • 37
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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 Dora to pay for medical drugs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 2, 2012
May 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013