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This is Kadiatu, who is 38 years old. She is married and has 4 children, aged 20, 8, 7, and 2. In 2008, Kadiatu established her fish-selling business. She began her business because she wanted to help her husband take care of their home. Her business is located on the outskirts of Freetown, and her main customers are people from the general community. Working 7 days a week, 9 hours a day, Kadiatu earns about 1,000,000 Sierra Leonean leones (SLL) every month from her business. She needs a loan in order to buy more cartons of fish for resale and would like a loan of 5,000,000 SLL. In the future, Kadiatu plans to develop her business, educate her children, and build a house. She thanks you for your support.

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About the Association or 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
  • 13
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,574,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,314.8
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Kadiatu to buy more fish for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 1, 2013
Feb 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013