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Sento M.
This is 35 year-old Sento. She is married and has three children aged 6, 8, and 11 years. All are school-going children.

In 2008, Sento established her mayonnaise, Ovaltine, milk, air freshener, luncheon meat, onions, rice, and sugar business. She began her business because she didn't attend school because her parents did not value girls' education. Her mother only introduced her to business.

When she got married, her husband gave her some amount of money to start a business. Working 7 days a week and 15 hours a day, she earns about 1,800,000 SLL every month from this business.

Sento would like a loan in the amount of 3,000,000 SLL. She requires a loan in order to buy flour (4 bags at 120,000 each), sugar (5 bags at 120,000 each), rice (3 bags at 130,000 each), soap (4 cartons at 250,000 each), and sachet milk (6 packets at 85,000 each).The balance of 20,000 SLL will be used for transportation.

In the future, Sento plans to build a house and provide quality education for her children, as well as expand the business. The loan will help to accomplish some of her future plans. Sometime items like biscuits will get broken when travelling with them. 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
  • 37
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,318.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Sento M. to buy more flour, sugar, rice, soap, and milk for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 17, 2012
Nov 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013