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Aminata, 45, is married and has two children, ages 28 and 24. In 2002, she established her jewelry business. She began her business to assist her husband in running the home. The business is her only source of income. She works seven days a week and 10 hours a day, earning about Le550000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le3000000. She would use Le500,000 to buy earrings, Le300,000 to buy stay powder, Le500,000 to buy a gold plated wrist watch, Le300,000 to buy Bio clear cream, and Le400,000 to buy gents spray. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le250000. In the future, she plans to seek more financial assistance from ARD. She plans to visit the holy land of Mecca for pilgrimage and to rent a shop. She thanks 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 $700 helped Aminata to buy more earrings, stay powder, gold plated wrist watch and Bio clear cream.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 4, 2012
May 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013