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This is thirty-seven-year-old Amadu. He is married, and has two children aged four and eight. In 2006, Amadu established his auto spare parts business.

He began his business because he wants to be self-reliant after dropping out of school. His business is located in the city center and his main customers are mechanics and motorbike riders. Working 7 days a week and 10 hours a day, he earns about SLL 2,607,750 every month from this business.

He would like a loan of an amount of SLL 4,000,000. Amadu requires a loan in order to pay for additional engine oil. He hopes that this loan can increase the stock and raise the profit. In the future, Amadu plans to improve his sales of engine oil and hopes to be able to open outlets within the town.

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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
  • 45
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,082,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,320.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Amadu to pay for engine oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 19, 2013
Apr 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014