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This is 28-year-old Sento. She is married and has two children, aged 10 and 8 years. In 2007 Sento established her grocery shop. She began her business, because she wants to assist her husband in supporting the home. Her business is located in the outskirts of town, and her customers are all kinds of people. Working 7 days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about SLL 800,000 every month from this business.

She would like a loan in the amount of SLL 3,000,000. Sento requires a loan in order to purchase groceries to resell at her shop, including cartons of biscuits, sweets, and milk. In the future, Sento plans to build a house. 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
  • 33
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,329.7
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Sento to purchase groceries to resell at her shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 7, 2013
Jun 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014