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This is 31-year-old Hawa. She is married and has one child who is 12.

In 2010, Hawa established her textiles business. She began her business after her husband gave her money to be used for domestic purposes. But, she diverted it to a business, which was appreciated by her husband; he even decided to encourage her more.

Working seven days a week and eight hours a day, she earns about Le 700,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan of Le 5,000,000, so she can buy 50 suits of Africana dress @ Le 100,000.

She hopes this loan will increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 500,000. In the future, Hawa plans to become an international business woman. 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
  • 47
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,317.5
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Hawa to buy 50 suits of Africana dress @ Le 100,000.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 15, 2013
Mar 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013