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This is 46-year-old Kadijatu. She is married with three children aged 26,18 and 9. She has two additional dependents who live with her for assistance. In 2009, Kadijatu established her grocery business. She began her business because she wants to help her husband taking care of the home. Working seven days a week and ten hours a day, she earns about Le800,000 every month. She would like a loan in the amount of Le4,000,000 to buy more types of drinks and other merchandise. She plans to use the remaining money on transportation. In the future, Kadijatu plans to build a house on a plot of land and improve her business. She thanks you for your support.

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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
  • 33
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,347.8
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Kadijatu to buy different kinds of drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 3, 2012
Oct 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013