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This is 48-year-old Ada. She is a widow and has one child aged 18. In 1993, Ada established her charcoal business. She began her business after her husband died. Her business is located in the outskirts of town and her main customers are women. Working seven days a week and eight hours a day, she earns about Le 950,000 every month from this business.

Ada would like a loan in the amount of Le3,000,000. She requires it in order to buy more bags of charcoal to re-sell. In the future, Ada plans to educate her son up 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
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,068,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,328.6
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Ada to buy more bags of charcoal to re-sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 3, 2013
May 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014