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This is 38-year-old Isata. She is married and has three children ages 16, 18, and 20. In 2004, Isatu established a business selling rice by the bag. She began her business to help her husband with some family issues. Isata's business is located in Center Town and her main customers are general community members. She works seven days a week, ten hours a day and earns about 1,500,000 SLL every month.

Isata is requesting a 5,000,000 SLL loan to buy more bags of rice of different kinds to sell. In the future, she plans to open another shop that will be managed by a salesperson. Isata 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
  • 32
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,327.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Isata to buy bags of rice of different kinds to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 21, 2013
Jul 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014