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This is 35 year-old Mary. She is married, and has two children aged 12 and six years old. In 2005, Mary established her soft drinks, beer and stout business. She began her business after completing high school. Unfortunately, she lost her dad and things became rough and with such, she did not continue her education but rather engaged herself in business so as to allow life to go on smoothly. Working six days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about SLL 1,500,000 every month from this business.

She would like a loan for an amount of SLL 4,000,000. Mary requires a loan in order to buy assorted drinks worth SLL 4,000,000. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately SLL 500,000.

In the future, Mary plans to expand her business and also support her husband to educate their children. Honest and hardworking, 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
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,339.7
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Mary to buy assorted drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 19, 2012
Oct 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013