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This is 45-year-old Alieu. He is married and has five children, aged 23, 22, 18, 14 and 8 years; four are school-going children. He has one additional dependent, who lives with him to be fostered.

In 1988, Alieu established his business selling rice, tomato paste, Maggi, salt, sugar, flour, pure water, soft drink and cigarettes, etc. He began his business when he dropped out of school because of a lack of financial support. He became a shop attendant and worked for a commission for some years. He accumulated the commission and started selling cosmetic items, which has now grown into a shop.

Working seven days a week and 12 hours a day, he earns about 1,804,000 SLL (Sierra Leone leones) every month from this business. He would like a loan in the amount of 4,000,000 SLL. Alieu requires a loan in order to buy rice, salt, sugar and Maggi. In the future, Alieu plans to develop his piece of land, open a bank account for his children, educate his children and open another shop. This loan will improve his business. Inadequate capital is his major challenge.

He 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
  • 46
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,068,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,280.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Alieu to buy rice, salt, sugar and Maggi seasoning.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 5, 2013
Apr 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014