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Finda, 54, is married and has four children ages 30, 28, 25 and 20. In 2007, Finda established her local foodstuff (garri and palm oil) business. She began her business because she wants to help sponsor her children's education. Her business is located in the outskirts and her main customers are general community people. Working seven days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about 600,000 SLL every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of 4,500,000 SLL. Finda requires a loan to buy more garri and palm oil for resale. She hopes that this loan will support her to increase her profit. In the future, Finda plans to build a dwelling house and business stores. She is very hard working and 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
  • 40
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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 $1,050 helped Finda to buy more of her local foodstuffs for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 15, 2013
Mar 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014