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This is 39-year-old Aminata. She is married and has 2 children, ages 9 and 4.

In 2009, Aminata established her cooking utensils business. She began her business to help her husband, who is a miner, to run the affairs of the home and to be self-reliant. Working 7 days a week and 12 hours a day, she earns about 1,816,625 SLL every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of 4,000,000 SLL. Aminata requires a loan in order to increase her stock of cooking utensils. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately 781,148 SLL.

In the future, Aminata plans to be able to grow the business and make more profit and be able to take care of the educational bills of her children. The competition is high, but with more customers, she is able to cope. 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
  • 4,300.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Aminata to pay for cooking utensils.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 5, 2012
Sep 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013