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This is 60 year-old Iye. She is married and has five children. None are schooling.

In 1990, Iye established her textiles and ladies' shoes business. She began her business just to enable her to solve her own domestic problems and that is her only source of income. Working seven days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about SLL 540,000 every month from this business.

She would like a loan in the amount of SLL 3,000,000. Iye requires a loan in order to buy wax cotton, Bamako and ladies shoes. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately SLL 230,000.

In the future, Iye plans to travel to the holy land of Mecca and to buy more stock for her business. 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
  • 46
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    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 Iye to buy textiles and ladies shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 3, 2012
Oct 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013