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This is 41-year-old Saidu. He is married with two children aged 13 and 8. In 1994, Saidu established his business selling pure water, biscuits, luncheon meat, sardines, milk etc.. He started his business because he was trained as a businessman. Working seven days a week and 14 hours a day, he earns about Le 900,000 every month from this business. He would like a loan in the amount of Le 4,500,000. Saidu requires a loan in order to Purchase more of his business stock for resale and use the remaining money on transportation. In the future, Saidu plans to develop his business to a higher level and to educate his children on a university level. He 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
  • $9,574,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,347.8
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Saidu to buy more pure water, biscuits, luncheon meat, sardines and milk for his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 3, 2012
Oct 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013