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Doris, 32, is married and has one child, age 6. She has two additional dependents who live with her for schooling. In 2007, Doris established her grocery business. She began her business because after she left school, there was no employment for her. Working seven days a week and 13 hours a day, she earns about Le 1200000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 5,000,000. Doris requires a loan in order to buy more drinks in a very large quantity for resale. She would use the remaining money on transportation. In the future, Doris plans to become an international businesswoman and provide her children with quality education. 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
  • 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 $1,175 helped Doris to buy drinks to sell in her grocery business and for transportation.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 3, 2012
Oct 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013