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This is 45-year-old Amie. She is married and has three children aged 25, 20, and 18. She has one additional dependent. In 2004, Amie established her charcoal business. She began her business because she wanted to assist her husband in running the home. Working 7 days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about Le500,000 as profit every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 3,000,000.

Amie now requires a loan in order to buy a large stock of charcoal and increase her profit. In the future, Amie plans to erect another house with her husband. 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
  • 45
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,082,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,350.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Amie to buy more bags of charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 18, 2012
Aug 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013