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Update on Bainadu

This is 46-year-old Bainadu. She is married and has four children aged 23, 20, 17 and 14. In 2007, Bainadu established her commercial business. She began her business just to enable her to adequately support her children. Her business is located in the middle of town and her main customers are mostly women. Working 7 days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about SLL 1,500,000 every month from this business.

She would like a loan in the amount of SLL 6,250,000. Bainadu has already received and successfully repaid two loans, and now requires a new loan in order to buy bulgar wheat for SLL 3,000,000, garrie for SLL 2,000,000 and cornflour for SLL 1,000,000. She hopes that this loan will increase her income level.

In the future, Bainadu plans to complete the construction of her home and to support her children’s education. She is saying thanks to you for your support.

Previous Loan Details

This is 45-year-old Bainadu. She is married and has 4 children, ages 22, 18, 15 and 12 all schooling. In 2007, Bainadu established her food stuff business. She began her business just to enable her to adequately support her children’s education and provide a solution to her domestic problems. ... More from Bainadu's previous loan »

Additional Information

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 47
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,068,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,320.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,450 helped Bainadu to buy food items to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 19, 2013
Apr 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Bainadu. It was first posted on Kiva on May, 2012. Learn More