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This is 41-year-old Mariatu. She is married and has two children, aged 18 and 22. She has one additional dependent, who lives with her and works as a sales assistant in her business. In 2005, Mariatu established her building materials business. She began her business because she wanted to assist her husband in their home affairs. Her business is located in the outskirts, and her main customers are men and women. Working seven days a week, 14 hours a day, she earns about 1,000,000 SLL every month. She would like a loan in the amount of 5,000,000 SLL. Mariatu requires this loan in order to increase her stock. In the future, Mariatu plans to educate her children to university level. 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
  • 46
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,068,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,319.7
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Mariatu to buy more building materials to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 19, 2013
Apr 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013