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Update on Sunnah

Sunnah, age 38, established her textiles business in 2005 because she wanted to assist her husband in supporting the family. Her business is located in the city center and her primary customers are women. Working seven days a week and 12 hours a day, she earns about Le 2,132,950 every month.

She and her husband have two children, ages five and 13 years old.

Sunnah has already received and successfully repaid five loans, and is now requesting a new loan in the amount of Le 4,000,000. She will use her loan funds to buy additional cotton, wax, and brillion. She is confident that this loan will improve her stock and raise her profit.

In the future, Sunnah plans to expand the business to the outskirts of town, an investment that she feels will help her to make more profit and thus be better able to provide for her children.

She thanks you for your support.

Previous Loan Details

This is 37-year-old Sunnah. She is married and has two children, aged 4 and 13. In 2005, Sunnah established her textiles business. She started the business to assist her husband in taking care of the house. Working 7 days a week and 12 hours a day, she earns about Le 3,413,000 every month fro... More from Sunnah's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

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
  • 4,329.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Sunnah to buy new textiles to offer for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 5, 2013
Jul 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Sunnah. It was first posted on Kiva on Sep, 2012. Learn More