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This is 30 year-old Samuel. He is single and has two children aged 6 and 4 years. In 2008, Samuel established his Boutique business. He began his business just to be self reliant. His business is located at the center of the city and his main customers are visitors to the market. Working 6 days a week and 9 hours a day, he earns about Le 1,500,000 every month from this business. He would like a loan in the amount of Le 5,000,000. Samuel requires a loan in order to buy textiles. In the future, Samuel plans to open another outlet so that he can deploy one of his cousins. He hopes that this loan will enable him to increase his monthly profit by approximately Le 1,000,000. He 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
  • 34
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,313.5
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Samuel to buy textiles.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 19, 2012
Dec 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013