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This is 52-year-old Susan. She is married and has three children ages 25, 20, and 18 years. She has two nieces who live with her and she takes care of them.

In 2009, Susan established her provision and drinks business. She began her business to earn a living. Working six days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about 1,000,000 Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) every month from this business.

Susan would like a loan in the amount of 3,000,000 SLL. Susan requires the loan in order to buy provisions worth 3,000,000 SLL. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately 450,000 SLL. In the future, Susan plans to expand the shop and employ an assistant sale person. Dedicated and hardworking, 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
  • 4,362.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Susan to buy provisions worth 3,000,000 SLL.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 18, 2012
Aug 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013