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This is 33-year-old Gladys. She is married and has one child, aged 10 years. She has three additional dependents, who live with her as shop assistants. In 2007, Gladys established her tailoring services business. She began her business, because her husband’s salary is very small, for the upkeep of their household. Her business is located in the outskirts, and her main customers are women. Working 7 days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about SLL 400,000 every month from this business.

She would like a loan in the amount of SLL 4,000,000. Gladys requires a loan, in order to purchase print fabrics, to be sewn into garments to sell. In the future, Gladys plans to build her own house and to give a good education to her child. 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
  • $10,068,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,319.7
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Gladys to buy print fabrics, to be sewn into garments to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 19, 2013
Apr 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014