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This is 53 year-old Isatu. She is widowed and has 2 children aged 20 and 24, both of whom go to school. She has 1 additional dependent who lives with her to be fostered. In 1981, Isatu established her business selling soft and hard drinks. She began her business because she dropped out of school. Working 7 days a week and 18 hours a day, she earns about 3,650,000 SLL every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of 6,000,000 SLL. Isatu requires a loan in order to buy more soft and hard drinks. In the future, Isatu plans to become an international businesswoman, build a house and open other outlets. This loan will help to generate more income. Inadequate capital is her major problem. She is hardworking and trustworthy businesswoman. 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
  • 46
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,068,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,329.7
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,400 helped Isatu to buy soft and hard drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 18, 2013
Jan 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 22, 2014