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This is 58 year old Alpha. He is married, and has 5 children aged 30, 28, 25, 17 and 15. In 1982, Alpha established his cassava, potato and Chinese yam business, which he began because he wants to assist himself and family. His business is located in the outskirts of town and his main customers are women. Working 7 days a week and 12 hours a day, he earns about SLL 500,000 every month. Alpha now requires a new loan of SLL 3,000,000 in order to purchase sacks of cassava, potatoes, etc., for resale. He hopes that this loan will help him to realize more profits. In the future, he plans to finish his three-story building and put it up for rent. 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
  • 47
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,331.4
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Alpha to buy more bags of potatoes, cassava, yams and garri.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 5, 2012
Dec 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013