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This is 30-year-old Mariama. She is married, and has two children aged 10 and 8. In 1992, Mariama established her oil, salt, onion, etc., business. She began this business because she wanted to help her husband and family. Her business is located in the outskirts and her main customers are women, children and men. Working seven days a week and 16 hours a day, she earns about Le 900,000 every month from this business.

She would like a loan in the amount of Le 4,000,000. Mariama requires a loan in order to purchase oil, salt, onion, etc., for resale. In the future, Mariama plans to educate her children up to the university level, and also to build a house. She thanks you for your support.

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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
  • 4,329.7
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Mariama to purchase oil, salt, onion for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 7, 2013
Jun 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014