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This is 44 year-old Issa. He is married and has three children who are aged twelve, eight and two years. In 2003, Issa established his lubricant and inner tires business. He began his business to be self reliant. Working six days a week and thirteen hours a day, he earns about 1,500,000 SLL every month from this business. He would like a loan in the amount of 5,000,000 SLL. Issa requires a loan in order to buy drums of engine oil and motor bicycle spare parts. He hopes that this loan will enable him to increase his monthly profits by approximately 900,000 SLL. In the future, Issa plans to rent a shop in the centre of the town. He thanks you for your support.

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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
  • 33
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,319.7
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Issa to buy drums of engine oil and motor bicycle spare parts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 15, 2013
Mar 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013