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Alimatu is 55 years old. She is married and has 6 children, ages 28, 25, 22, 20, 17 and 14. She has 3 additional dependents that help her with her business. In 2002, Alimatu established her foodstuff business. Alimatu uses the income she earns from her business to provide for the basic needs of her family.

Alimatu has a very good loan repayment history. She now needs a loan of 4,000,000 SLL to help her buy bags of groundnut, onions and dry pepper. Alimatu hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 300,000. In the future, Alimatu plans to rebuild her family house which was burnt down by fire. 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
  • 44
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,082,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,310.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Alimatu to buy bags of groundnut, onions and dry pepper.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 16, 2012
Jun 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013