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Update on Jitta

This is 39-year-old Jitta. She is married and has two children aged 12 and 9. In 1996, Jitta established her cosmetics and drinks business. She began her business just to provide support to her husband in taking care of the home. Her business is located in the city centre and her main customers are men and women. Working 7 days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about SLL 480,000 every month from this business.

She would like a loan of SLL 6,250,000. Jitta has already received and successfully repaid three loans, and now requires a new loan in order to purchase additional business stock. She hopes that this loan will increase her stock and capital levels. In the future, Jitta still maintains the plan of moving to Dubai. She appreciates the gesture she is receiving from Kiva. She thanks you for your support.

Previous Loan Details

This is 38-year-old Jitta. She is married and has two children, ages 12 and 8. She also has four additional dependents who live with her for schooling. In 1996, Jitta established her cosmetics and drinks business. She began her business because she wanted to be helpful to her husband in taki... More from Jitta'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
  • 43
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,320.5
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,450 helped Jitta to buy cosmetics and drinks to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 15, 2013
Mar 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Jitta. It was first posted on Kiva on May, 2012. Learn More