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Isata is 40 years old, and married with three children aged 5, 17 and 21. She lives with her family and also a younger sister whom Isata is helping with her schooling.

In 2005, Isata set up a business selling plastic wares such as bowls, spoons and dishes. She started the business because she wanted to bring additional income into the household to pay for the education of her children. Her business is in the city center, and her main customers are adults. Working 7 days a week and 12 hours a day, she earns about Le1,500,000 every month from her business. She would like a loan for Le4,000,000. Isata needs a loan to buy more goods for resale.

Isata hopes that this loan will her help to improve the business by getting more stock. In the future, Isata wants to expand her business to the outskirt of the town. 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
  • 43
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,082,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,314.8
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Isata to buy plastic dishes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 15, 2013
Feb 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013