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Kadiatu M
This is 44-year-old Kadiatu. She is married and has three children ages 18, 15 and 12. All are school-going children. In 2004, Kadiatu established her clothing business. She began it because her parents were illiterate, and they did not know the value of education. Her mother was a trader who taught her that a woman’s job is to care for the family. She joined her in her trading. Within a few years she learned a lot and set up her own business.

Working six days a week and 12 hours a day, she earns about Le 2,449,000 every month. She would like a loan of Le 5,000,000 to purchase clothing to sell. In the future, Kadiatu plans open a boutique and education her children. She is hard working and committed to 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
  • 35
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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 $1,175 helped Kadiatu M to buy more clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 17, 2012
Nov 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013