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This is 35-year-old Bintu. She is married and has four children, age 16, 13, 10 and 7, all schooling. She has two additional dependents who live with her for schooling.

In 2001, Bintu established her clothing business. She began her business because she wants to generate enough funds to support her children's educations and that is her major source of income.

Working seven days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about SLL 650,000 every month from this business.

She would like a loan in the amount of SLL 4,000,000. Bintu requires a loan in order to buy ladies body, wax cotton and dry cotton. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately SLL 320,000.

In the future, Bintu plans to buy more stock for her business to educate her children and to start traveling to Dubai. 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
  • 40
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,349.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Bintu to buy clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 3, 2012
Oct 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 16, 2012