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This is 44 year-old Zainab. She is a widow with 2 children aged 22 and 16. In 1998, Zainab established her foodstuffs business. She began her business because she wanted to fight poverty and to have a source of revenue with which to educate her children. Working 6 days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about SLL 1,800,000 every month from this business.

She would like a loan in the amount of SLL 3,000,000. Zainab requires a loan in order to buy SLL 3,000,000 worth of foodstuffs. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately SLL 1,000,000. In the future, Zainab plans to rent a shop so that she can sell wholesale since she can now reach more customers. She 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
  • 29
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,574,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,349.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Zainab to buy SLL 3,000,000 worth of foodstuffs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 2, 2012
Oct 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013