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This is 30 year-old Alhaji. He is married, and has 2 children who are aged 5 and 2. He has 2 additional dependents, who live with him helping him with his business and schooling. In 2002, Alhaji established his provisions business. He began his business just to improve his life. His business is located at the city center and his main customers are both men and women. Working 7 days a week and 7 hours a day, he earns about Le 700,000 every month from his provisions business. He would like a loan in the amount of Le 5,000,000. Alhaji requires a new loan in order to buy more provisions for his shop. He hopes that this loan will help him to increase his stock level. In the future, Alhaji plans to complete the construction of his house, and to travel to the holy land of Mecca. He 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
  • 41
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,329.8
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Alhaji to buy more provisions.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 6, 2013
Jun 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014