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This is 25-year-old Ahmed. He is single and has no children.

In 2006, Ahmed established his men's wear business. He began his business because he wants to be self-reliant after dropping out of school. His business is located in the city center and his main customers are males. Working 7 days a week and 12 hours a day, he earns about Le 1,300,000 every month from this business.

Ahmed would like a loan in the amount of Le 4,000,000. He has already received and successfully repaid three loans and now requires a new loan in order to buy additional jeans, shirts, T-shirts and shorts. He hopes that this loan can increase his business and increase the profit.

In the future, Ahmed plans to move to a concrete shop, whilst trying to acquire a certificate in welding. 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
  • 46
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,339.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Ahmed to pay for jeans, shirts and sneakers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 18, 2013
Jan 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013