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John B

Update on John B

This is 52-year-old John. He is married and has three children aged 6, 12 and 18. He has one additional dependent (a niece) who lives with him to help with her education. In 2010, John established his printing services business. He began his business because he wanted to improve the learning in schools and be self-reliant. His business is located in the outskirts and his main customers are learning institutions. Working 6 days a week and 8 hours a day, he earns about Le 1,260,000 every month from this business. He would like a loan of Le 3,000,000. John has already received and successfully repaid three loans and now requires a new loan to buy A4 papers and a printing cartridge. He hopes that this loan can improve the production of more textbooks for schools. In the future, John plans to improve the business and add a numbers of printers to increase production. He thanks you for your support.

Previous Loan Details

This is 52-year-old John. He is married and has three children aged 5, 12 and 17 years old He has one additional dependent who lives with him to help a sister with the education of her child. In 2010, John established his printing services business. He began his business out of the need to pro... More from John B's previous loan »

Additional Information

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 38
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,068,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,320.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped John B to pay for printing materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 1, 2013
Feb 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for John B. It was first posted on Kiva on Apr, 2012. Learn More