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This is 39-year-old Yanoh. She is single with a 23-year-old child as well as a foster child, who lives with and is dependent on her.

In 2009, Yanoh established a business selling necklaces, earrings, bobbles, lip gloss, eye makeup, weaving caps, etc. She began her business because she did not attend school, due to her parents’ lack of interest in education.

Yanoh used to assist her mother in business and sell to people on commission. She used her commission to start petty trading. Working seven days a week, 10 hours a day, she earns about 1,325,000 Leones every month from her business.

Yanoh would like a loan of 3,000,000 Leones to buy additional jewelry and makeup. This loan will help her increase her income. In the future, she plans to open a shop, build a house and educate her foster child.

Yanoh is a hardworking business woman and thanks you for your support.

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.

About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 40
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,978,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,277.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Yanoh to buy packets of beads, necklaces, earrings, eye makeup, weaving caps, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 17, 2013
May 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013